Getting in Cherry Condition in Door County, Wisconsin

Cherries ripe for the pickin' at Seaquist Orchards in Door County

"Cherry condition" per When something is in near perfect condition. "Cherry condition" according to Door County, Wisconsin: When someone has exceedingly reaped the healthful and gustatory benefits of Montmorency tart … [Read more...]

Studying the Ice Age at Devils Lake, Wisconsin

Devil's Lake from the top

The difference could not be more stark than if I had flown to the moon. Less than a half an hour ago, I'd been dodging shrieking, laughing kids headed for waterpark fun in one of the many family-oriented resort-and-amusement parks of the Wisconsin … [Read more...]

Touring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Wisconsin

Taliesin, home of Frank Lloyd Wright. ©Melanie Radzicki McManus

When you live in Frank Lloyd Wright’s former backyard, you hear lots of stories. The famous architect was a skinflint who never paid his taxes. He was a scoundrel who bullied people and thought he was all that. He had expensive tastes and carelessly … [Read more...]

Ziplining in Wisconsin Dells

Dells Zipline

I hate heights. I really hate heights. So why in the world am I perched on the edge of a sky-high platform, ready to step off into the abyss below? Because my family wants to try ziplining, that’s why. And though terrified, I don’t want to be left … [Read more...]