Thursday 9-21-2023

Greetings and welcome!

The fall colors are starting to come in pretty nicely. The deep red early maples are starting to stand out along with some nice yellow and orange. The show is just getting started though, not everywhere has color yet. On the way to Crivitz the other day there were places with just a few colorful trees on the treeline, and other places had you in a hallway of color.

A friend traveled to the UP this week and came back with some amazing color pictures. It is coming but the peak is not here yet. There will still be some nice color this weekend.

The folks at Marinette Co Tourism came out with a nice brochure promoting a series of fall rides both by car and by ATV. The are things like the waterfall ride, the tall timber ride, the wine & cheese ride, and more. Take a look. This IS a PDF.

This weekend is the annual soup and chili festival at the Silver Cliff Picnic Grounds. Here is a poster.

This is a little out of my area, but it is an interesting event for some..

Saturday the 23rd brings the autumnal equinox marking the transition from summer to fall. I hate every second of that because summer and fall went by like freeway markers do at 75mph. Next up is the first snowfall and then the first measurable snowfall. Here is a chart from the NWS with some local records for those dates.

While it is not the standard, I consider October 10th the beginning of winter. One year many years ago I had to paint a van outside. It was October 9th. I had to spray over 50 degrees. I was out there until 10pm because it was going to snow the next day. It did snow, close to 6″ of the stuff. It also never went above 50 degrees again that fall. It was very memorable. Now I consider any day after October 10 that doesn’t have snow on the ground and does go above 50 degrees a blessing and a bonus day.

Apparently we had a couple of night of northern lights this week. I missed them completely.  If you go on Facebook and look up Northwood Storm Chasing a guy named Dan Smeska came up with some outstanding pictures of it.

One last item.. The band Rapid Transit is playing at The Rustic this Saturday from 6-10. They played my wedding party last year and were great. I am hoping to be there when they return this weekend.

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!


Wednesday September 13, 2023

Greetings and welcome!

After a holiday weekend in the mid-90s this week we are not even hitting 60. Ya gotta love the late summer in northern Wisconsin.

We have a couple of events for this weekend.

The third one is all the way in Oconto and it is $25 but this is life & death stuff..

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Date: Sept. 16, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmJoin us for a special one-night seminar from the School of Survival that teaches you everything you need to know to thrive and survive when the dead revive. Through simulations, discussions and demonstrations, four elite members of the School of Survival take the audience through an interactive seminar. Not only to teach them to survive, but also to test them by whittling them down to discover who in the auditorium will be the Ultimate Survivor.This is a special fundraising event to help raise money to purchase and install an air conditioning unit at the Park Avenue Theatre.Location: Park Avenue Theatre

Address: 408 Park Ave.
Oconto, WI, 54153

Admission Fee: $25

Aaaaaalrighty then..

Do you know why there are no zombies in Washington DC? There were no brains to eat and they all starved.

Wow. I had no idea that my update was heading in that direction when I woke up this morning. I am bailing out before it gets any goofier.

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!


Friday 9-8-2023

Greetings and welcome!

It was a very busy holiday weekend in the area. It is good to see so many people having fun in the area.

The short week lead me to a very busy one so I’m late again.

One stand out item is the fall colors. There were a few splashes of color last week. This week there is a glimpse of changing leaves just about everywhere. The cherry, birch, and maples are all getting into the act. It is only a branch or tree here and there, but it is clearly under way. That and the ferns have gone all yellow. That is a big change.

Here is an event for this weekend.

Snowmobilers might be interested that Hay Days in Minnesota is also this weekend.

Next weekend is the chili & soup festival..

That is about all that I have today. Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!



Tuesday 8-29-2023-Updated

Update- I added 3 more event posters.


Greetings and welcome!

The big Labor Day weekend is coming up. It looks like the weather will be nice but as the weekend progresses it could get into the mid 90s.

Gas is on the rise between the holiday weekend gouging and the hurricane threatening the Gulf of Mexico. Right now it is $3.54 locally but in my travels to Antigo and Wausau in the past week I have seen it as high as $3.79.

Here are some weekend events.

Big corn roast and ATV ride with Red Arrow Townsend and the Old Town Hall restaurant in Townsend..

This is what I have run into so far. Just about every bar that does live music has bands this weekend. If I run into more events over the next couple of days I will get them posted.

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!