Back from the Wild White North

I have returned from my wild and wonderful trip up north... and am prepared to share some pictures of my adventure.

First -- a bit about where I spent the past four days.
Ever heard of Fifield, Wisconsin? Well, that's the spot. A friend's aunt owns a cottage near there, and we went up to spend a few effortless days lounging about.

It was a welcoming little spot, and we were settled in in NO time at all!
Isn't it cute??
OK, that isn't actually the cabin. It's the storage shed. Here's the real deal:
And what did we do, besides lounging? Well, the well-shaded porch was equipped with two comfy rocking chairs and a lovely swinging chair -- so we spent much of the daylight hours out there, sipping coffee and reading. First on the list was the Princeton Review GRE study guide (titillating stuff). And then, there was The Hummingbird's Daughter (Urrea) -- which is really pretty astounding. Lovely prose, plenty of magical realism, nearly 500 pages long ... the perfect novel for a nice, relaxing vacation.

Steph read an amusing tome entitled To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife...
We communed with nature... right in the backyard. (We tried taking a walk down the road and through the woods, but gave up once we started being attacked by ginormous horseflies!!)
And the wildflowers were in bloom!
We also built some really great campfires, around which there was much chitchatting and many late-night libations. Read all about the things we cooked around the fire at BURP!
We did take a few daytime outings -- one to St. Germaine, WI where we found some lovely pottery... and furniture made from twigs! And another to Concrete Park -- a grotto-esque place featuring cement and glass folk art. More on that.

For now, let's suffice to say that a good time was had... but it's always nice to be back home. Where there are less mosquitoes :)

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