Category Archives: Travel/Places

Gibson Island

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One of the coolest things I did while I was back in Wisconsin was check out Gibson Island. It’s a tiny island located down the street from where I grew up on the Cloverleaf Lakes. It used to be privately owned so I was never able to go check it out as a kid since it would have been trespassing.

Luckily, the residents of the Cloverleaf Lakes managed to raise over a million dollars through various sources (donations, fundraisers, etc) to purchase the island in order to protect its natural environment and wildlife. It’s amazing to see a group of people take the initiative to make something like this happen.

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Lawn Mower Racing At GSR

Last night I went and checked out a sport I didn’t even know existed. What was it? Good ol’ lawn mower racing. A bunch of guys have pimped out their lawn mowers to go a lot faster than normal. It was actually pretty interesting to watch.

Check out this video of one of the races:

As you can see, these things were flying. They don’t cut grass anymore that’s for sure.

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Heading Back To Wisconsin

Photo Credit: Three if by Bike I’m sitting at the airport in Chicago right now, tethering off of my phone because they want me to pay 10 bucks to use the wifi here. Ouch. I’m also half asleep, drinking what McDonald’s calls “iced premium coffee.” Anyways, I’m here waiting for my connecting flight to Green […]

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The Most Interesting Academy

Welcome Falkenstein Castle

Last night I attended the Most Interesting Academy party, which was hosted by Dos Equis. It was a place to learn and try awesome things in hopes of making us “more interesting.” The only downside was the fact that the actual guy from the Dos Equis commercials was not there. Damn it.

The event was completely FREE! Free beer, free food, and free transportation. Nothing beat’s that. I probably slugged down about 15 beers in the 4 hours I was there, plus a half dozen sliders and a grasshopper (read below).

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Beach Camping On Padre Island

Padre Island Camping

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I had an awesome time beach camping on Padre Island. It was a great experience and something we plan on doing often.

This was the first time I’ve ever camped right on the beach before. I’ve slept on the beach a few times in the past but never in a tent or on purpose. We literally setup camp right above the high tide line and slept under the stars.

It’s an amazing feeling waking up to the sound of the ocean. The only downside was the fact that the inside of our tent was like 100 degrees. But it was a small price to pay for hanging out on the beach.

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