Thursday, August 4, 2016

Wisconsin into Minnesota

After a great visit in Green Bay, it was time for a short trip to the Nicolet National Forest by Three Lakes.  We camped by the Pine River (pictured) and slowly rode the forest roads listening for the northern birds.
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Evening Grosbeaks in Alvin


Common White-tail Dragonfly

We needed to go back to Madison for some warranty work on our new RV "home" at Camping World.  So we took in a movie "Star Trek Beyond" with Troy & Carmen, and a great visit over lunch - planning another adventure to Costa Rica in Spring.
Ruddy Duck near Madison

Twelve-spotted Dragonfly

Thinking we were a-okay to travel northwest, we headed out for Crex Meadows.  We spent the night listening to Sandhill Cranes, Trumpeter Swans and Whip-poor-wills.
Red-necked Grebe - Crex Meadows

Sunrise at Crex Meadows

Porcupine being shy 

We were almost past Duluth and the refrigerator  is out again.  Back to an RV service place, parts ordered, waiting again.....

While waiting drove to the Sax-Zim Bog and found many Boreal birds:  Black-backed Woodpecker, White-winged Crossbills, Pine Siskins, more Evening Grosbeaks, Boreal Chickadees, and Black-billed Magpies.  Also found a Black Bear, a Timber Wolf, a Porcupine, 2 Skunks and a Long-tailed Weasel.  
White-winged Crossbill getting grit

Wood Frog

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Dancing Skunks

Just before dark, American Woodcocks came and landed right in front of the RV.  Nice show!!  But too dark for photos.
Northern Leopard Frog

Large-leafed Lupine

We spent the last week at Ogston's RV Park just northwest of Duluth waiting for parts.  Obviously not going to happen in our time frame getting to Montana so we are heading to Winnebago in Forest City, Iowa hoping they can help us.

God is teaching us patience, hopefully.
We try to keep things in perspective as people all over this nation are facing much worse things than a broken refrigerator.
Our prayers are with all those who have lost their homes to fire and floods.

Ty & Ida Baumann

Common Loon at Ogston's Lake

Snowshoe Hare in Summer finery 

Baby Robins get some worms

Lake at Ogston's RV Park

1 comment:

  1. Nice. We've also had frig problems in the past. No fun!