Wed 7/27/2016

Greetings and welcome!

We have been having a lot of hot weather lately, and now that is finally coming to an end, at least for a little while. Last Friday when I walked out to the car the car thermometer said 104ºF. The bank clock across the street said 94, a lot closer to reality. The weekend and early week stayed warm too.

Tonight I am watching a cold front heading this way, marked by a wave of showers and storms. Behind that I am expecting weather in the upper 70s and low 80s right through the weekend. The weather looks nice, enjoy it while you can.

Here are weekend events:

July 30
Bear Point Float Trip and Picnic
Bear Point Yacht Club– Hwy 180 – Wausaukee – Float Trip starts at 11:00 AM

July 30
Eagle Creek 11th Annual Car Show – Fun, Food, Prizes and Trophies
Registration from 9am – Noon – Trophies in 20 Entry Classes – Entry Fee $5.00 – Call Mike at 715-856-5642 for further information.

July 30 – 11am – 7pm
5th Annual Wienerfest North at the Lakewood Park & Pavilion
Food & beverages, entertainment, meat raffle, more – All profits to benefit the our troops & veterans
visit website for details

July 30
Ride For Rescue sponsored by the Crivitz Rescue Squad

100 mile motorcycle ride starting at Riverside Tavern. Registration at 10:30 with the ride leaving at 11:30 sharp. Raffles, food, and music. Proceeds benefiting the Crivitz Rescue Squad. Visit Website for Details.

I am going to tell you a little more about that Weinerfest. The top attraction is the Happy Schnapps Combo, the ‘Second Week of Deer Camp’ song guys. That has to be fun. It also needs to be said that this is a military benefit event and you just might see some old military equipment there, or so I hear. At any rate this is a recommended event.

One more event is the Wagner VFD Fireman’s Picnic. That is held at the town hall about a dozen miles east of Wausaukee. Where Hwy 180 turns south, Hwy JJ keeps going east. The event is about a mile down JJ. Mix that with a trip to DeYoung Zoo a few miles east of there, and the Bear Point Float Trip a few miles west, and you have a pretty fun day.

Critter sightings are way down this week, but that is probably more a function of my work schedule than nature.

Speaking of work schedules, I really have to run. Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!

RJB

Tuesday 7/19/2016

Greetings and welcome!

It has been a while. I don’t like to skip updates, but I have been one busy guy. We have some stuff to talk about, so lets get to it.

We have been having some hot and humid weather and there is more ahead this week and weekend. Along with that will come some thunderstorms. We can try to guess at the timing, but hot and humid summer weather can make that a challenge.

This weekend is Hog Wrestling weekend at Caldron Falls Bar. That means a lot of people visiting the area, so the weather forecast is extra important today. Right now my guidance is showing that it will be hot in the mid-80s with a chance of rain and storms increasing late Saturday. There will probably be some rain Saturday night into Sunday. A lot can change in four days so take it with a grain of salt.

Two Sundays ago Chris & I escaped to Caldron Falls Flowage late morning with the fishing boat. I took her to the secret hot spot and we proceeded to have a great morning for fishing. She proceeded to out-fish me by 3:1 or more, and tallied four different species. We caught a lot of fish and had a good time doing it. We even saw an eagle. To top it off we got the boat out of the water and onto the trailer only minutes before the rain hit. It was a good day.

Last Thursday evening after work had me groaning about not having my camera. I took a trip to Antigo and encountered a lot of small thunderstorm cells. One cell on the way there was raining amazingly hard, enough to make travel very difficult. I made it back to Lakewood a little before sunset, where the sun was poking through to clouds and doing a really nice sunbeam stairway to heaven thing. To the north was a distant thunderstorm with its huge sea of majestic clouds. It was really something to see.

There has been a lot of discussion lately about people seeing does with two fawns quite frequently. It is true. Last week I saw a trio east of Wausaukee mid-afternoon, and again 15 miles west of town a few hours later. Those have not been the only twins that I have seen. The theory is that it was a fairly mild winter for them and they could carry two fawns to term. It is good to see the population rebounding.

I mentioned before that this is Hog Wrestling weekend at Caldron Falls Bar. This is one of the biggest events in the area. Thousands will visit the area, and it is quite the spectacle. The actual hog wrestling starts late morning Saturday and ends at 5pm, but the party goes on into the night with live music.

It is common to have a strong law enforcement presence and OWI Task Force deployment this weekend, so be safe and use one of the many taxi services, tavern buses, or other designated driver rides. Use your head and have a fun and safe weekend.

This Saturday is also a float trip over at the Bear Point Yacht Club. Late morning they take to the river in Wausaukee in whatever floats them and they just have a fun day floating down the river ending up back at the Bear Point Yacht club for more fun and friends.

Here upcoming events from Chris’ event calendar on Northern Destinations.

July 23
31st Annual Hog Wrestling Competition
Caldron Falls BarFood & Refreshments – Live Music

July 23
Bear Point Float Trip and Picnic
Bear Point Yacht Club– Hwy 180 – Wausaukee – Float Trip starts at 11:00 AM

July 30
Bear Point Float Trip and Picnic
Bear Point Yacht Club– Hwy 180 – Wausaukee – Float Trip starts at 11:00 AM

July 30
Eagle Creek 11th Annual Car Show – Fun, Food, Prizes and Trophies
Registration from 9am – Noon – Trophies in 20 Entry Classes – Entry Fee $5.00 – Call Mike at 715-856-5642 for further information.

July 30 – 11am – 7pm
5th Annual Wienerfest North at the Lakewood Park & Pavilion
Food & beverages, entertainment, meat raffle, more – All profits to benefit the our troops & veterans
visit website for details

July 30
Ride For Rescue sponsored by the Crivitz Rescue Squad

100 mile motorcycle ride starting at Riverside Tavern. Registration at 10:30 with the ride leaving at 11:30 sharp. Raffles, food, and music. Proceeds benefiting the Crivitz Rescue Squad. Visit Website for Details.

That is news for today. Have a good week and thank you for visiting.

RJB