Almost a Year and Scenic Drive

It’s hard to believe that next month will be a year since we moved to WI. This year has sure flown by. Last Spring and Summer was a blur as we were still unpacking. This summer is going to be a lot easier. Although we have gotten use to navigating around Ohskosh and Appleton some we have been too busy to wander much further until recently. A few days ago with temps near 70 we decided to go for a drive. Sure glad that we did.

There is a tiny little town about 10 min from us called Waukau, WI. They have a fishing pond and creek there. The first picture is of the Dam that is right next to the pond as seen below. It was really rushing that day.
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The next picture is off the pond itself.
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We then drove about 10 minutes more and arrived in Berlin, WI, They had a beautiful quarry there and I too some pictures of that.
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We plan to explore as we fish this Spring and Summer. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Fall Pictures in WI- 2015

As promised in my previous post I was able to get some pictures of Oshkosh around our area. The first picture is my favorite. It was taken at Menominee Park. We were sitting on the dock fishing and this is what we were seeing. On all picture you can click to enlarge!

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This picture was taken through our living room window looking out towards the East.
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The next picture would be our view of across the street facing North.
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Lastly this picture is a tree that is in our yard. You can see the mesh of the screen a little bit but you get the idea.

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Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Not bright colors but pretty good.

6 Month Update on Move

It’s now been 6 months since we moved and the house is starting to take shape. It’s starting to feel more like home. Time really flies by fast! When we moved last April, the two-car garage got overrun with boxes. It was at the point, in the beginning, that we had to create a path just to get from one side to the other. We have a nice long driveway, so we left the cars parked outside. Since then, we’ve been working away most of the summer, (between fishing and grilling and mowing a lawn for the first time). Now, with Fall having arrived, we wanted to be able to put the cars in the garage for the winter months ahead.

Below is a picture collage I put together showing the before and after. The bottom two show the after. The before pictures really don’t show all the boxes we had in there, and we had some furniture the first few days that the mover guys put there. We didn’t know what we were going to do with it back then. But now, at least, we can finally park both cars in the garage, which is great!

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We’ve learned a lot over the summer months, about just how much stuff we’ve accumulated over the years. After living so long in apartments, we are seeing what a difference living in a house can be. Especially mowing a lawn for the first time in years (yes I already mentioned that, but it’s a huge deal for us!). Still, we really are happy that we moved to Wisconsin, and we love the rental we found, even with the kitchen being a bit small for us. And we just got a snow-blower (a really huge one!) so we should be good to go for the winter.

I was hoping to include here some Autumn pictures, since we live in a area with lots of trees. But although a few trees have started to change colors, it’s been a warm fall so they haven’t changed all that much. If we get some really good colors on the trees, I’ll take some pictures for maybe the next post. I was going to include a picture of the snow blower, but it’s so big I couldn’t fit it in the camera!

IB Designs, USA

IB Designs Open For Orders & New Beginnings

It’s been awhile since I have posted. Life has been busy for us since we moved up here a couple of months ago. Although we still have some odd and end boxes we are mostly settled in.

First off IB Designs, USA is now open for orders. Originally we thought we would open in June but it took us longer then anticipated. The picture below with our signal flags says “Now Open”. We thank our customers for their patience the last few months since we were closed to orders.

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In-between unpacking and getting the house in order we have discovered some really nice parks and fishing areas. We love it here in Oshkosh, WI and the idea that there is so much water around. The 2 pictures below are of Craig and I. He caught a 4 lb drum as you can see in the picture! These were taken from the Fox River in Oshkosh. Below is assorted pictures we have taken.

Lastly we took some pics of some of the areas that we have fished. One place is called Asylum Point Park. It’s a cove between the 2 points of Lake Winnebago. It’s so relaxing. They have a lighthouse that we took pics of. Enjoy!

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Fox River in Oshkosh,WI
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Fox River in Oshkosh, WI
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Asylum Point Park
Asylum Point Park
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Asylum Point Park

Moving to Oshkosh, WI in April

After a lot of searching we found a home to rent in Oshkosh, WI. We are so looking forward to moving there. After years of apartment living this will be great. We will be moving the middle of April so we are busy packing away. We love the fact that we are about 3 miles outside of the city in a very small rural subdivision. Country living but close to the city and shopping.

Lake Winnebago is huge and there will be fishing in our future! Here is a link for more info on the lake and fishing. Also a couple of pics.

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Also Oshkosh is known for there huge Air Show. Below is a video of last year’s highlights. Enjoy

May post in April if I have time!

Our WI Vacation ~ More Pictures to Share

My last post showed just some of the pictures that I had taken. I wanted to share more of them with you. Although this trip was a vacation we were also looking around a few areas as we are going to move next Spring to WI. More about that as we go 🙂 Click on picture to see them full size!
The first picture was taken in the evening and loved the cloud formation as seen below:

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Next is a boat that was taking off. There is a boat house behind the tree on the left and they took off from there.

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Next 2 pictures show the deck that I was taking pictures from

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water boat lake wi cottage deck

Next 2 pictures show some of the flower garden that they have made and foliage.

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water boat lake wi cottage deck flowers

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Our WI Vacation Pictures – Great Time!

As most of my followers know we took a vacation the end of August. It was our first in about 8 years. It was so relaxing and we had a great time. There is something about the water that is simply wonderful. Took lots of pictures and hope you enjoy them. First off is a few of the lake. Our cottage at Crown Point Resort faced the water. Lots of boats and some fishing out on the lake. We didn’t catch anything but still had a great time. These pictures I took were from our deck looking out.
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Next is some pictures of the rock garden they made. It’s near the steps leading down to the lake.

 

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Lots of birds flying in and out and finally captured one that decided to sit still for a second 🙂
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Will share more as we go along. Also if you click on any image you can see it full size. Hope you enjoyed it!