Postcards From Wisconsin

Canadians, Americans, family, friends, colleagues, and random internet friends, all exclaimed a similar word when we proclaimed we were heading to Wisconsin for a few months in winter:

“Why?”

 

With the exception of one friend, an old boss from my corporate days. When I disclosed our next destination over coffee last summer, Andrew, being a Brit who is very well-traveled, enthusiastically exclaimed:

Really? I love Wisconsin! If I could pick any place in the world to move, it would be there!”

To which he followed with:

Why didn’t I think of this before? I should just be following your blog and see where you are going to next so that I can follow and visit.”

Well, DUH.

We really came into Wisconsin expecting little, thanks largely to others scoffing at our decision to visit. And while the cheese-state hasn’t exactly rocketed to the top of our must-see list, it definitely has its alluring merits and is very worth a visit. We may not share Andrew’s enthusiastic view and aren’t rushing to move in, but we were pleasantly surprised with the oodles of postcard-perfect scenery….

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25 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • January 25 2013

    Drooling. This makes me miss winter, snow and regret my decision to ever leave.

    • January 29 2013

      No regrets! It will always be there for you to visit. πŸ™‚

  • Liz
    January 25 2013

    So glad you came to WI! It’s not that well-known, especially on the global scale, but I think you definitely did it justice. It’s not always the most exciting place ever, but it is beautiful. Glad you stopped by!

    • January 29 2013

      Thanks so much Liz for following along and for your support while we were there. We really had a lovely time. πŸ™‚

  • January 25 2013

    Beautiful photos, it looks very much like Russia with snow πŸ™‚

    • January 29 2013

      We hope to find that out ourselves someday, would love to visit Russia!

  • January 25 2013

    It actually looks quite a lot like where I am from in Pennsylvania. My parents live on 60 acres of land south of the snow belt, meaning they just get dumped on in winter.
    Jennifer recently posted..Ducks and Dolphins at Carnevale di Viareggio

    • January 29 2013

      Not a bad place of the world to be from then. Pretty, anyways! πŸ™‚

  • January 25 2013

    Yay new postcards series! I think the snowshoeing one is my fav of this set.

    These photos remind me a lot of parts of Ohio, actually. … And also remind me how freaking cold I am at the moment. Haha.
    Amanda recently posted..In Photos: The Isle of Skye

    • January 29 2013

      Thanks Amanda, as Pete takes most of the photos, I am happy for your compliment of mine! πŸ™‚

  • sheila ellefson
    January 25 2013

    Great photos. You did a nice job show casing our north woods. Come back and see the rest of our beautiful state sometime!

    • January 29 2013

      We will do Sheila! And to taste your ginger champagne! πŸ™‚

  • January 26 2013

    Wonderful postcards! It makes me want to be there.

    • January 29 2013

      Thanks so much Jeff! πŸ™‚

  • Michael
    January 26 2013

    Wow, amazing pictures!!!

    Even though I can’t stand the winter, these pictures make me want to go to Wisconsin.

    • January 29 2013

      But winter can be so pretty and enjoyable! In short stints, anyways. πŸ™‚

  • January 26 2013

    I just love this. Honestly I am not a fan of cold winters (I lived in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota), but your photos show the beauty in it and remind me of the importance of accepting all types of weather and places. The eagle photo is amazing.

    • January 29 2013

      It’s all about balance – not too hot, not too cold. Or at least, small doses of the extremes. Winter can be beautiful!

  • January 26 2013

    These are some great photos! the Deer and Turkey is incredible! Have you guys been hit by the cold spell?

  • Heather
    January 26 2013

    Having been born and raised in Wisconsin, I think you have captured some beautiful images. While I will always love WI and it will be “home” to me (currently living in Cheyenne, WY) most of the time I don’t miss the cold and all that snow. Wisconsin has it’s own beauty throughout the rest of the seasons too πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • January 29 2013

      I really hope to make it back during the summer, I really want to kayak the Apostle Islands and see the beautiful fall colors as well. You come from a very beautiful state!

  • January 27 2013

    Wisconsin is stunningly beautiful!! And you do a great job of capturing it so well. Maybe you should be made the travel brand ambassador of Wisconsin!!
    Have a lovely day Pete and Dalene πŸ™‚
    Arti recently posted..A Slice of Ancient Japan: Naramachi

    • January 29 2013

      Haha, thanks Arti! We should send our bill to the Wisconsin tourism board! πŸ™‚

  • January 30 2013

    This is such a wonderful post, so much so it has brought tears to my eyes! Andy and I are so anxious to start our travels that it is easy to forget how beautiful and stunning Wisconsin really is! These photos bring us back to reality and proud to say we are from Wisco! πŸ™‚

  • Tom
    August 30 2013

    Amazing photos. Don’t know Wisconsin at all. The more I read about this area the more interesting it becomes. Will be back in the later this year, we got a great deal with Tour America, may get to go then.

    Thanks for posting.

    Tom

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