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Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake

This last weekend I drove over to Perch Lake to take some pictures. I go out there every summer all the time to swim and relax. It’s just a great remote lake that not a ton of people know about so it stays pretty peaceful. There is a nice beach on it, and folks go canoeing on it and scuba diving actually. I usually just float around on an inflatable mattress all day, it’s very pleasant.

Here is the set of pictures: Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake

Here are some specific pictures from the set:

A panorama from the trail out to the beach

From the beach looking back across the lake

From the picnic area above the beach

From the trails around the lake looking back at the beach

Hockiest Night

Hockey pictures post again!  This game was a rough one, like 6 goals by the other team in the first period.  I think the final score was 9-1.  Luckily bad games still give me solid pictures, or I’d have no pictures at all. Ha ha! Here is the full set Hockey Night in Blaine 2012-03-04

Since I made a neat picture of Kevin last week, I made a cool one of Corey this week.  I got a good set of pictures for it so here it is:


Here are some from the rest of the set:





Wisconsin Historical Markers

So while driving up from Madison I started thinking about those big markers you see at many of the rest stops. They each have a tell a little bit about the history of that area and give you a bit of insight into the past. I’ve seen many of them over the years but haven’t thought too much about them and I think that’s a shame. I decided to start checking each one out when I find it, take a picture of it and record that I visited it.

Lucky for me the first rest area I stopped at on my way back up from Madison, Rest Area #54 on west bound I-94 just south of Black River Falls, had three of them there.

Here are the first 3 of my collection:

The Passenger PigeonBlack River ValleyHighground Veterans Memorial

All great finds telling peculiar or interesting stories about Wisconsin.

While I was at my dad’s near Mondovi I found that there is a good website for Wisconsin Historical Markers at the Wisconsin Historical Society website. There is even a searchable PDF list of all the markers ordered by the year they were erected.  It turns out there are roughly 530 historical markers in Wisconsin, give or take due to some being removed and at least one missing.  So I have a long ways to go to find the rest.

I was able to find that there is only one marker in Buffalo County but sadly it was down just north of Alma on WI-35.  I was feeling up for a drive so I went down to get a picture of it there:

Beef Slough

On Sunday driving back up to St Paul from my dad’s I had a bit of a headache so I decided not to search out every one I could on the way back up.  I did stop at a rest area on the way back up though and found a pretty good one so I grabbed a picture:

World War I

So yea, going forward I’m going to make a point of searching these out when I’m in Wisconsin and posting them up here and into the kyru.net picture gallery.  Each of these pictures links to the gallery page for that picture where you’ll find a larger version of the image that is probably easier to read.