Sunday, December 11, 2016

Fawn Creek Winery ~ Perfect Getaway

This past summer one of the ladies where Holly works recommend that she stop at the Fawn Creek Winery during her visit to Wisconsin Dells.  Excellent suggestion!  We are hooked!  Fawn Creek is a quaint winery located north of Wisconsin Dells.  They make some tasty wine.

Since we signed up as Case Members our 1st visit we now belong to their  Fawn Creek Winery Case Club.   The Saturday after
Thanksgiving Holly and I decided to check out the Fall Case Club event and spend a weekend enjoying ourselves at one of our favorite hangouts in Wisconsin Dells ~ Rivers Edge Resort.

We had a BLAST at the Club Party.  The hospitality of the Fawn Creek Winery staff was amazing.  Live music - food - $10 bottles of wine and best of all $100 cases of wine! We meet the nicest couple from Waupun, WI.  Hopefully we will see them again at the spring event! There had to be at least 200 guest at the event!  A great happy crowd of wine lovers.

If you are a wine lover and are ever in the Wisconsin Dells region - take the time to stop by Fawn Creek Winery just north of Wisconsin Dells. You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kayaking My New Passion

This past August a good friend and I decided to give Kayaking a go.  OMG I have fallen in love with kayaking. Kayaking is my new passion. I am super lucky because it is also Holly's! Holly is my camping partner. She also turned her SUV into a sleeping camper.

We rented kayaks from Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Rivers Edge is our favorite place to stay in the Dells!  Rooms clean - food tasty and 5 Star Customer Service! The resort is on the Wisconsin River. 

Our first kayaking trip was about 2.5 miles down the Wisconsin River. I don't think I have laughed that hard in years. My favorite statement was "I'm not trying to go this way!"   We had a fantastic time! By the end of the trip I was able to paddle in the correct directions!  A very successful first trip.

Since we had such a good time on our first trip we decided to tackle a 8 mile trip the next day ~ continuing our venture down the Wisconsin River.  The 8 mile trip was a handful! The wind was blowing in our face - hard enough to make white caps on the Wisconsin River.  We were able to get a few breaks from paddling - a few of the bends in the river got us out of the wind and we were able to let the current take us down the river. We had an amazing time. It was hard but worth every paddle. We were hooked! Kayaking was in our blood!!! 

This Black Friday I got a great deal on a Explorer 10.4 Kayak  at Dunham's. I bought myself a Blue Kayak.   I also bought myself a paddle. 

We plan to make kayak accessory shopping our February activity. Living in Wisconsin with our long cold winters...looking for kayak accessories in February will hopefully break the ho-hum of a long winter.

We will be purchasing life vest, dry bags, light, kayak cover and who knows what else. I am very interested in some wet/dry clothing for chiller weather. Wisconsin Spring weather can be very confusing - starts out 85 then within 3 hours it is 65. I will be writing post about the adventure of buying the kayak and the equipment. Make sure to check back.

I am also going to buy Diesel a life jacket - I want to get him used to kayaking. He can be our partner in crime while we kayak and camp. Training him to be in a kayak is going to be a WILD RIDE - he is crazy!!

  2017 is going to be an amazing 
Kayaking Adventure Year!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cuisinart Gas Grill ~ Perfect Camping Grill

I love to cook on a camp fire - but I also like having a backup for meals  I purchased a small grill perfect for my kind of camping.

The Cusinart makes traveling with a grill easy.  I really like the fact that the legs fold under the grill and the top locks. I place the grill on the front passenger floor when heading to my camping adventure.  

I also like the fact that small propane bottles fuel this grill. Easy to buy at local shops and very easy to travel with.

Yes...another Amazon buy!

Cuisinart CGG-180TB Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill, Black

Portable gas grill with 145-square-inch grilling area and foldaway legs

Cooks 8 burgers; 8 steaks; 6 to 10 chicken breasts; or 4 pounds of fish at once

Powerful 5;500 BTU stainless-steel burner and even-heating porcelain-enameled grate

Aluminum legs and stabilizing feet set up in seconds; integrated lid lock keeps lid secure

Pronounced briefcase-style carrying handle; weighs 13 pounds