What a beautiful day to kick off our first Walk with Walker of 2018! The weather in River Falls was warm with a light breeze and just the right amount of sun. Thankfully the rain held off until after our walk! The White Kinnickinnic Pathway in River Falls is a beautiful stroll along the river. Thanks to a new grant, the city has been able to expand the pathway with even more trails for the community to enjoy! We loved the scenic views of the river and a quaint stroll through downtown River Falls to round out our walk. I had so much fun talking with nurses from the local hospital and a group of homeschool students who came out to join us!
Tue, 05/08/2018Read More
We kicked off the 61st walk, our last of 2017, in Cable, WI. Despite the crisp fall weather on Tuesday, we started with a pontoon boat ride on Lake Namakagon. Our boat captain, Henry Rieckhoff, gave us a smooth and picturesque ride to Garmisch, USA for dinner. We enjoyed Brandy Old Fashions and a wonderful German dinner with the Wisconsin Tourism Council. I had time to talk with eight wonderful women who have been meeting once a year since college. Cable was their destination this year!
Thu, 10/05/2017Read More
It was a little rainy today, but that doesn’t discourage us from walking, and it didn’t discourage anyone from joining us for a beautiful walk in Presque Isle! We had a delightful 1.5 mile walk around the lakes and along the Presque Isle River. During the walk, Cathy Logan Weber, the Town Supervisor, pointed out the wide variety of local flora and fauna. The local American Legion was kind enough to join us, and they showed us the beautiful new Veterans Memorial that will be completed this fall!
After our walk, we had a delicious lunch at Skyview Lodge. The whole area around Presque Isle is so beautiful and natural! I’m so glad the light rain didn’t put a damper on our day – Presque Isle is a great tourist destination!
Wed, 08/30/2017Read More
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, 07/28/2017Read More
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, 06/28/2017Read More
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, 05/09/2017Read More
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, 10/11/2016Read More
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, 09/20/2016Read More
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, 08/25/2016Read More
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, 07/07/2016Read More