Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SW Wisconsin's Prairie Du Chien

We are going to start with the Prairie Du Chien area of the state.  This is where HWY 35 starts
in Wisconsin and runs north along the Mississippi river.  This is where the Wisconsin river and
the Mississippi river connect. This area is one of the prettiest area of the state, especially during
the fall.  With its hills, valleys, and river ways, there are two major state parks. One in Wisconsin,
Wyalusing State Park, and one in Iowa, Pikes Peak State Park. Both of which have amazing views
of both rivers.

These state parks are great places to view the connecting rivers and every spring this is a great area to come and view the bald eagles who fill the skies around here. Wyalusing State Park is one of
Wisconsin's oldest state parks. There are plenty of things to do in the park all year long. There is over 20+ miles of trails, boat landings and even mountain biking trails. In the winter a portion of the trails are open for cross-country skying.

Starting in Prairie Du Chien Highway 35 starts to run right along the Mississippi River to LaCrosse.
This only takes about an hour to get to LaCrosse. But if you choose to stay in the PDC area there are many things to do. There is a casino just across the river called, Lady Luck Casino. There is also a park that is full of sculptures representing many different thing.

Next time I will talk about LaCrosse, yes its a bigger city but its also a great city of Wisconsin.

Now I have to say, I am not sponsored by anyone and am not being paid to post the links above. I would also like to apologies that its taking a while between posts. I've been busier with school then I was hoping but I am going to do my best to keep posting on a regular schedule.

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14th, 2014

This is my first attempt at a blog so I am going to start off with a little general information.
I am from Wisconsin and have seen a good part of the state. I love this state, but the winters 
can be really rough. This year especially. Now I'm not complaining because I know it could 
be much worse.

This state provides its residents with ever thing from hot summers to cold, cold winters. 
Spring and fall are my favorite, they give us the nicest weather and the most beautiful colors.
Wisconsin's forests put on a great show every fall with so many colors. It makes you want to
go out and go for a drive.

There are many scenic drives throughout Wisconsin. Most of which are located in rural areas
called rustic roads. There are currently 114 rustic roads, two how which are new. One located
in Oconto County in the northeast part of the state and the other is in Rusk County in the 
Northwest part of the state. 

Wisconsin is lucky enough to have three major bodies of water connected to it. Two of the 
great lakes, Michigan and Superior and the Mississippi river is to the west. Along these great
pieces of water there are roads that travel along them that have some amazing small towns.
This is where I am going to leave this first entry, from here I will start with small towns along
these water ways, from ones that I have visited to ones that I hope to visit.

Thanks for taking the time to read my first entry and if you have any suggestions of places I should talk about, please let me