Black River Falls

Last weekend we went to visit Chris’s mentor, a family physician in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. As usual when we visit them, we had an AMAZING time. It’s basically like going to a resort, between the fun activities, amazing food and good conversation. I’m so thankful for these friends.

We had an amazing night-time horse ride to start off the weekend. Early the next morning, a few of us went to “Boot Camp” and rode bikes up and down some fearsome hills. I haven’t ridden my bike for a month and I’m out of “bikeshape” but I still had a blast, especially when the trainer rewarded us all with some coffee at the end. She knows how to motivate… We went for a kayak down the Black River and then cooled off by splashing in a shallow creek at the take-out. Then after quesadillas and margaritas, we took another horseback ride.

20130710-172015.jpg Riders!

After a late night playing bridge and other card games, we ate waffles for breakfast and then went to a top secret rope swing in an undisclosed location. Along the way we picked up trash (or were ready to, anyway) and fended off ticks and mosquitoes.

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Whee!

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The trash collectors in full gear

Wow, what a weekend! I deeply enjoyed our time there. Black River Falls is beautiful – rolling green hills, deep woods, the striking tea-colored water of the river – and there is so much to do, especially when you’re with someone who knows the area.

We didn’t visit Lake Wazee this time, but if you happen to be in the area that’s another great place to go – a quarry turned gem-like lake set among sheer gray cliffs. Stunning.
Thanks again to our wonderful hosts, you are the epitome of hospitality.

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