Archive | October, 2012

Fall and Art in Central Wisconsin

14 Oct

Art Among the Ice Age Trail:  What better time than fall to travel through Wisconsin and visit artists at their homes showing their art.  The art work ranging from pottery to paintings to baskets weaving, glass blowing and much more mixed with the rugged surroundings and brilliant fall colors made it a breathtaking experience.

The Ice Age Trail, one of the only eleven National Scenic Trails, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting  Wisconsin’s Ice Age heritage. We walked two miles of it, leaving the rest for another time.

In addition to visiting artists’ studios, some in homes and some in barns, we  stopped at the Rising Star Mill, built in 1855 is one of the oldest flour mills, now turned into a museum.  Some pictures below of the trip and the fall colors.

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Obama in Madison

5 Oct

When the President comes to town, its huge, especially so close to the elections, and very very exciting.  Security teams doing the sweeps. Organizing for Obama volunteers working 7/24. In three days notice, we had mobilized over 300 volunteers for the many many important tasks that had to be done inside and outside of Basom Hill.  The aim was to make the job of the security teams easy by taking care of everything before the ticket holder gets to the screening point.  The aim was to get 10,000 people per hour through the security mags. We did it. I was told that there were 25,000 people. Many had to be turned away as there was no place. Jeff did not make it. The first person to stand in line came at 7 in the morning or maybe even slept overnight. would not say.  I was there working as a volunteer/staff leading one of the volunteer teams. Everyone did a huge job today.  Obama was great and fired up.  some pictures below of the different events

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– it all ended with a glass of wine for me in cerebration.

 

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