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A visit to the USA, summer 2014

More annual lakeside fun in the Northwoods



William and the zoo

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Safely landed in Appleton, a day late, and back up north now, William relaxes in the catbed.

Prancing after dad Dmitri down to the boathouse . . .

. . . to converse with the ducks.

William levitating on the trampoline

We're going for a ride on the float boat

Kristin has only to show William a few of the navigational basics . . .

. . . and he's off! (Photo: Marlowe)

William, dad Dima, mom Marlowe, and Alison snoozing. She and Mark have just arrived in a hired car, so all daughters are accounted for, how blessed are we.

Auntie Alison and Grandpa Dwight (Photo: Marlowe)

A young eagle vigilant for prey and eyeing us (Photo: Marlowe)

William has got boating handled now

The zoo

We're off to the Wildwood Wildlife Park outside of Minocqua (formerly called Jim Peck's, but we're not asking for a discount on that account)(just for one senior citizen)

This ought to give the kids happy dreams for a few years.

Goats everywhere. The signs say "Please don't feed your fingers to the goats".

William perplexed by goats (Photo: Marlowe)

William and his press officer approaching a rabbit

Making new friends

Soon to be exchanging e-mail addresses

Imitative behavior (Photo: Marlowe)

Cuddly is the correct word. And fragile. (Photo: Marlowe)

William spots a stag (Photo: Marlowe)

Another new friend (Photo: Marlowe)

Scary birds (Photo: Marlowe)

Another challenge overcome (Photo: Marlowe)

A crisis of confidence

Mark as a California Condor (Photo: Marlowe)

Alison as Vulture/California Condor (Photo: Marlowe)


Environmental education in Yawkey Hall

The town hall, 22 August: we're sponsoring a community information session with Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, who last month led us on a study tour of the Penokee Hills and Bad River Slough, presently threatened by Gov. Scott Walker's predatory corporate mining friends.

Helpful set-up in the community centre

Penokee fans are trickling in.

Tracy Hames reviews the science of the Penokee Hills watershed, and as a good scientist avoids the political issues . . .

. . . until the question and answer period.

Making dinner arrangements


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The USA

Wisconsin on the lake, July-Sept 2016


Wisconsin on the lake, July-Sept 2015


Wisconsin & road trip, July-Sept 2014

Wisconsin & Virginia, July-Sept 2013


Wisconsin, July-Sept 2012


Wisconsin 'Northwoods', June-Aug. 2011



Wisconsin, July-August 2010


Wisconsin,
August 2009


Boston and Maine, 2007


Marlowe's wedding, 2006


Olympic National Park, 2004