National Park Week, April 19-27

What do you know about our country's great national parks? The first?  Yellowstone. Established in 1872 by a bill signed by Ulysses S. Grant. How many?  We now have fifty-nine parks plus many more national historical and  heritage sites all under the supervision of the National Park Service. The grandest?  In 1919 the Grand Canyon … Continue reading National Park Week, April 19-27

Spill Out Your Bucket

Making promises to yourself and having future goals are wonderful things. Fill your bucket list with them, but don’t forget to also look back and congratulate yourself for all the things you’ve already accomplished. The new year has begun and maybe those New Year resolutions are already falling to the wayside. Give yourself a pick-me-up … Continue reading Spill Out Your Bucket

Botched Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Everything tastes better when cooked over an open fire. Even a botched upside-down cake. Everyone in the group declared it the best cake for miles around -- not hard to accomplish on a sandbar in the Wisconsin River. Here's how to do it right: 1) At home cut 2 pieces of HEAVY-DUTY aluminum foil big … Continue reading Botched Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-down Cake