Eagle and I traveled to Milwaukee last weekend! We spent Sunday at their favorite nature center, Schlitz Audubon, 15 miles (24K) north of the city. We saw deer, a large turkey, and a red squirrel on our hike. Reading the trail map, Eagle guided me down the steep hill to the great lake. We spent several bracing minutes enjoying the endless view of water, going past the horizon as if it were an ocean.
The waves were rough, due to the wind and slightly snowy conditions!
For readers outside the US, here is a map of the Great Lakes around Wisconsin and Michigan. Madison is in south central Wisconsin and Milwaukee is 1.5 hours east of it on Lake Michigan.
After communing with the lake, we hiked up the hill and over to Mystery Pond. I like the curve of the boardwalk along the edge of it. Although the small flakes didn’t show up in the photo, it was lightly snowing.
Next on Eagle’s agenda was the large ravine. We hiked through the forest to find it.
When we were kids, my sister and I would gather leaves on the sidewalk and crow about “my nest is best.” This sweet nest was the best Eagle and I saw all day.
Thanks for traveling with us to the Audubon Center in late autumn. More photos next week of the nature center creatures and of the Milwaukee immersive Van Gogh exhibit! ¡Olé! –Rebecca