Author Archives: Kristen

Chocolate craving cure

Burlinton’s ChocolateFest is a great little hometown festival in Wisconsin – similar to Wisconsin’s many other summer festivals, with music, entertainment, carnival games, rides and an assortment of fried foods. The chocolate, however, kicks this one up a notch. The … Continue reading

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Rookie mistakes at Devil’s Lake

No matter how much you plan,  most camping outings are rife with gaffes, oversights and lapses in judgment. Our four-day trip to Devil’s Lake State Park had all that. But the great thing about camping is that you kind of expect … Continue reading

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Bucket runner-up: Devil’s Lake

Memorial Day weekend is finally here. It seems so long ago that I made our camping reservations at Devil’s Lake State Park. But, in the world of Wisconsin State Park camping, three months is just a quarter of the time … Continue reading

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HOTR, part II: Man of madness, man of mystery

HOTR, part I: What “house”? What “rock”? Pretty quick into the House on the Rock tour, just as your eyes begin adjusting to the darkness, your brain is simultaneously trying to process the complexities of the collection and alternately screaming … Continue reading

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HOTR, part I: What “house”? What “rock”?

I recently checked off the first item on my 2012 Bucket List: the House on the Rock. One of Wisconsin’s top tourist destinations, HOTR draws a half-million visitors a year, and I’m glad to have finally made it to this … Continue reading

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