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  • Many Friendly Faces in New Holstein

    Our 59th Walk took place in New Holstein at Kiwanis Park. I was greeted by many friendly faces and the American Legion upon my arrival. Before we started out our short walk through the Kiwanis Prairie, the American Legion posted the colors and everyone participated in a Walk with Walker group picture. During the walk, I was able to visit and see the stunning Butterfly and Bur Oak gardens. I learned that the prairie and gardens are maintained by LuAnn Buechel, who is a Prairie Naturalist, along with Master Gardeners and volunteers in the community.

    Following the walk, we had a wonderful lunch at the Altona Supper Club.

    When we were finished with our lunch, we continued our tour of New Holstein.

    Fri, 07/28/2017

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  • A Warm Welcome in Platteville

    Platteville gave us a warm welcome for our 58th Walk with Walker despite the weather. Intrepid folks that they are, everyone wore rain suits and brought umbrellas as we gathered at the Platteville Chamber of Commerce office. After a quick photo we began the walk. 

    Wed, 06/28/2017

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  • Pleasant Port Washington

    What a great way to start Walk with Walker in 2017!  We had a wonderful time in Port Washington, taking in historic sites, commemorating our veterans, and even had a special guest – my husband, Scott, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin!  Port Washington has so much to offer tourists, especially in the warm summer months right off the cost of beautiful Lake Michigan.

     

    Tue, 05/09/2017

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  • Fall in St. Germain

    Despite the wet weather, the fall colors in St. Germain were absolutely gorgeous for our last walk of 2016.  St. Germain is an excellent tourist destination in Wisconsin anytime of year, and I am so glad I had the chance to visit.  I want to thank Penny Wiesmann from the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Cindy Burzinski from Vilas County Tourism for all the work they did to make my stay so special!

    Tue, 10/11/2016

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  • A Day in Sparta

    What a day!  Our 54th Walk was spent in the charming town of Sparta.  After just a few hours, I quickly learned Sparta has so much to offer—from beautiful bike paths to gorgeous bridges to downtown shops.  Big thanks to Tim Hyma and the entire Sparta Chamber of Commerce staff for making the day absolutely wonderful.

    Tue, 09/20/2016

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  • Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Beloit

    What a way to celebrate the 53rd Walk! Beloit certainly rolled out the red carpet for us, everything was absolutely wonderful.  Big thanks to Secretary Stephanie Klett for making her hometown the best walk yet! 

    When I arrived at Beckman Mill, I was impressed with its charm and natural beauty. I was greeted by over 70 eager participants, all ready to enjoy the warm summer day.  I had a chance to visit with so many local folks; it was great meeting so many people.  Secretary Klett welcomed everyone to Beloit, and we were ready to get started.  

    Thu, 08/25/2016

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  • Charming Elkhart Lake

    I was greeted by so many friendly faces upon my arrival to the Osthoff Resort.  The Osthoff sits quaintly on the shore of Elkhart Lake, surrounded by the beautiful woods of Kettle Moraine.  We met Lola Roeh, general manager of The Osthoff, who gave us a wonderful tour, teaching us the deep history of the Resort.  Can you believe that the original Osthoff Resort opened its doors in 1886?

    Thu, 07/07/2016

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  • Walking in Waupaca

    Thanks to everyone who joined me for the 51st Walk in Waupaca last week!  It was a perfect sunny spring day on The River Ridge Trail.  I was joined by so many people from the community of all ages—I am so glad they all came out to enjoy such a wonderful Wisconsin trail with me!

    Thu, 06/09/2016

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  • Celebrating 50 Walks!

    Looking back to our very first walk in High Cliff State Park back in June of 2011, it is hard to believe we have traveled to 50 different beautiful locations all across the state.  I am so grateful to everyone who has made this possible, and all of those who have attended each of the walks along the way!

    The evening before the walk, we had a delicious dinner at Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse in Egg Harbor with the Governor’s Council on Tourism and other members of the Door County Visitor’s Bureau staff.  We enjoyed a beautiful evening and a gorgeous sunset overlooking the bay.  It was a wonderful way to start this milestone event!

    Thu, 05/12/2016

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  • Sunny Superior

    I can hardly believe it! Walk number 48 is marked in the records, and it was a great one! Since we were so far north in Superior, we expected this to be a chilly walk! But, the sun came out and treated us to a beautiful day for a walk through the Superior Municipal Forest!

    Thu, 10/22/2015

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