Yesterday we set out, at 2 AM, for vacation.
By 2:02 AM we already had our first glitch - - - blown fuse, missing dash and tail lights.
Dinking around to solve that problem added more than an hour to our travel time, but hey - - - it's vacation - - - we're RELAXED and taking it all in stride,
Much of yesterday we spent in the flat, sandy soiled plains region of central Wisconsin.
One highlight of the plains is spotting these Sand Hill Cranes. Because of their size, I call then "the emus of Wisconsin." We love seeing them along the roadways.
This one is standing on the edge of a cranberry bog, where he/she is busy finding juicy bugs. Unfortunately, the cranberry growers don't ENJOY these cranes as much as Fisherhubby and I do. Seems they have big, flat, feet which mash down cranberry plants. (Not that the cranberry growers have big flat feet, the cranes do!!!)
For those of you who may not know it, this is how cranberries are grown. They are planted in large rectangular "bogs." In the fall when harvest time comes, these bogs are flooded with water and the berries float to the surface where special harvesters scoop them up.
So - - - that was the cranes and the plains part of this post. Now for the puffiness part.
For SOME unknown reason - - - my parsnip poisoned ankles caused my feet to swell up like blow fish yesterday. I hardly knew how to act - - - I've NEVER had swollen feet before, not even with four pregnancies.
This morning I got up and my eyelids were puffed nearly closed. Goodness - - - I think I'm falling apart!
But we shall press on today to the lake, cranes, plains, and puffiness not withstanding.
When next I post I will be sitting in "our" cabin at Gull Lake, right in the middle of the peninsula on the right side of this photo.
Gull Lake, here we come!!!