Friday, February 19, 2016

Around Town

Besides the small town of Green Lake, the state of Wisconsin has many others great attractions in and around the state. Almost every time I fly to Wisconsin, I always visit Green lake to see my extended family and friends. Unfortunately, Green Lake does not have an airport and the biggest and busiest airports closest to Green Lake is either the Milwaukee or Chicago airport. I actually enjoy arriving in these cities because they are big and have many things to do. Fortunately, i have extended family living in Milwaukee also which helps because Milwaukee has some of the greatest food in Wisconsin. I especially love how they always take me to these low-key fire restaurants. Flying into Chicago is also pleasurable because it is on of the biggest cities in the country and has many attractions such as the Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago pizza, and world famous Linkoln Park Zoo. As you can see, flying to Wisconsin is my favorite vacation because I also get to visit other places many people would dream to visit to. I hope to visit God's Country before the summer begins and maybe take a drive around all the attractions near Green lake like the cities of Chicago or Milwaukee. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Green Lake

Wisconsin is a state that holds a lot of land, woods and especially, lakes. The town and city that some of my family currently lives in is called Green Lake. This is because the city is named after an enormous lake that spreads across 27 miles! This lake is also known for being the deepest lake in the state of Wisconsin. My cousin Greg lives nearly a mile away from a ramp dropping down to the lake and owns a 25 foot boat that he keeps on a trailer. One of my favorite things to do on a summer day in Wisconsin is go out on my cousin's boat and do many things on Green Lake. Our most common thing to do on the boat is do water sports such as wake boarding, tubing, and water skiing. Even in the Winter, when going in the water is physically impossible because of the 2 feet of frozen ice on the surface, their are things to do on the lake.  A couple of things that I personally enjoy are ice skating and ice fishing. Although both activities require much warm clothes for the cold weather, it is still fun to get out on Green Lake and enjoy the many privileges of this amazing lake!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Brutal Cold

One of the many reasons I love the state of Wisconsin is because of its dramatic seasonal weather change. The Spring is easily everyones favorite time of the year when it just starts to warm up and all the green and life comes back to nature. The summer can be as hot as Miami reaching temperatures off 100 degrees.  The fall gives the prettiest and most colorful changes in the leaves and forests. Honestly, the views from the hilltops and big lakes are the most scenic sights I've seen. But the winter is probably the toughest part of living in the state of Wisconsin. 

A cold winter day in the state of Wisconsin can reach below -10 degrees. Anyone that is not used to these temperatures will never step foot outside of a heated house. This is because once outside, your face becomes numb, your ears hurt more then ever, your toes feel as if they are falling off, and your hands are pretty much useless. However, if you were raised or lived around this type cold for a good amount of time, the feelings or effects of the cold don't affect you as much. In fact, their are many to do outside if you can withstand the cold. One of the most common things to do is gather around a bon fire and share stories and enjoy s'mores or drinks with friends or family. My family would do a bon fire at least twice a week which gets us together and helps us enjoy each other.