October Camping

Since I last posted two weeks ago, fall has really taken off.

I enjoyed the season to the fullest last weekend, when I went camping near the Wisconsin border with a group of friends.  The autumn colors against the clear blue sky were breathtaking.

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No bikes were involved in this outing (unlike my 24-hour bike camping trip), but there was hiking, dog wrangling, and s’mores making.

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The hiking culminated in this gorgeous view just before the sun began setting.

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On the way back to the city, we stopped at an orchard for some good old-fashioned Wisconsin apple picking.

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And some amazingly delicious apple cider donuts (yummy!).

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Here’s to autumn!  May it last at least a month longer!

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p.s. This work week has been grey and rainy, but I’m grateful for the days when I can ride my bike comfortably.

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5 thoughts on “October Camping

  1. JohnnyK says:

    You always have such beautiful pictures.

  2. […] much as I adore the warm and vibrant colors associated with fall (burnt oranges, reds and yellows), the cool and steely serenity of Lake […]

  3. Hi Dottie!
    I live in Milwaukee and was wondering where you went camping? It looks absolutely beautiful. :)

    • dottie says:

      Hi Caitlin! We camped in Chain o’ Lakes State Park, which I believe is a couple of miles over the IL border. We crossed the border into WI for the apple picking. :)

      I enjoyed looking through the gorgeous MKE murals on your site!

      • Oh, thank you very much! :) If you’re ever in Milwaukee and the weather isn’t horrible, I definitely suggest going on one of the mural bike tours. If you also have any more suggestions for biking in an urban setting, I’m all ears! I definitely look to you as an expert on the matter and have been greatly inspired by your blog.

        And thank you for sharing the information about the camp grounds! I will definitely be looking into camping there next summer!

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