Warrens Cranberry Festival With The Girls….

I had the pleasure of escaping for an entire day and attending Cranberry Fest  in Warrens, WI Saturday with two friends of mine. We very rarely escape for a girls day and I really think we need to do something about that because we had a wonderful time. We boarded the tour bus from DePere, WI at 7a.m. and were off for a day of fun.

We arrived at the festival about three hours later and the grounds were already swarming with loads of people eager to spend some money. As far as you could see up the street it was shoulder to shoulder festival goers and we wasted no time jumping right in.

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At Cranberry Fest you will find just about anything and everything you can imagine. From farmers market veggies,  IMG_2716

to flowers,  IMG_2715

mimes,

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crafts,

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good food, IMG_2719

and the best thing we found the entire day, frozen wine!!!!  Heaven in a cup I tell you:-)IMG_2725

It was a gorgeous day. After 7 hours of walking, shopping, eating, drinking, and laughing our way through tons of craft vendors, we again boarded our bus for a relaxing trip back home.

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We already have our fall destination picked out for next year but hopefully we can work in one more girls day before then.

Have you ever taken a bus trip anywhere?

Have you ever tried frozen wine? I highly recommend it!

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Most Memorable Moments of 2014

Hi everyone!

Can you believe we are just days away from 2015? I think the older I get the faster the years fly by. I was looking back through some pictures of this last year and thought it would be fun to pick my top three most memorable moments of 2014.

This was not as easy as I thought it would be after looking back at everything we did. We really did so much fun stuff this past year.  Although, I do have to say, while looking back there were three moments that I can recall very clearly in my mind. Sadly, they are not all happy moments, but all of them touched me forever in my mind, heart, and soul.

First, would have to be the dreaded phone call we received from our son’s friend back in May. Calmly, he told me that our son had been in an accident and which hospital to meet them at. I can honestly say, I will forever remember the feeling I had at that moment. To explain how I felt is impossible so I will not even try. Thankfully, today he is fully recovered, and back to himself.

My second most memorable moment of 2014 would be floating in Lake Superior on blow up inner tubes while on vacation in the Apostle Islands.

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The water was calm, the sunsets were spectacular, and the temperature was perfect.

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And as much as I wish I could forget this last memorable moment I know I will never be able to. Our last big hike of the year in October to Devil’s Lake State Park was bitter sweet. The trees were brightly colored with oranges, yellows and red leaves everywhere around us.

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We were having a wonderful hike and had less than 2 miles to go before finishing what was the perfect day. We came upon a group of rock climbers and stopped to watch them do their thing along with many other hikers passing through this same area. That is when I looked to my side at a gentleman walking toward me on a trail next to the edge of the bluff. Apparently, he thought the trail was wider than it actually was and I watched him take his next step and fall down the bluff. That moment, that sound, the scream from his friends, the disbelief I felt when I thought maybe I was imagining things will be with me forever. I will never hike this park again without recalling that moment. My hope is that he is fully recovered or at least on his way to being able to enjoy life as he once knew it.

Those are what I would consider my most memorable moments of 2014. Even though they are not all good memories, I do believe that each one has changed me in a way that is for the better. I am a firm believer that everyone should live life everyday like it could be your last. You just never know when that day will come. I was so relaxed and at peace floating on the water that day. I thank God for my son and his health(and his friend). And every hike I take will be with more caution than before.