Midwestern Wanderlog
2016-03-30 – Fatigue and lack of motivation
2016-03-30 – Fatigue and lack of motivation

2016-03-30 – Fatigue and lack of motivation

Gave some very serious thought this morning to giving up.  Stayed up way too late, I’m tired, I’m achy, my throat is scratchy, and it’s drizzling. Sunrise Stats! First light: 6:25 AM Sunrise: 6:54 AM Daylight: 13 hrs, 40 min…

2016-03-25 – Chilly color, new friends and new stories
2016-03-25 – Chilly color, new friends and new stories

2016-03-25 – Chilly color, new friends and new stories

A chill morning at twenty-one degrees, but still a beautiful one, with mostly clear skies.  Walking up the path I was anticipating some color this morning.  (It’s a winter truth that the clearest skies are also the coldest; it also…

2016-03-23 – Burdensome fatigue and storm warnings
2016-03-23 – Burdensome fatigue and storm warnings

2016-03-23 – Burdensome fatigue and storm warnings

Barely back to work two weeks, this does not bode well. Sunrise Stats! First light: 6:38 AM Sunrise: 7:07 AM Daylight: 13 hrs, 17 min Waking up this morning, I wanted nothing more than to slap the alarm quiet and…

2016-03-22 – First barge of the season!
2016-03-22 – First barge of the season!

2016-03-22 – First barge of the season!

Once upon a time, Red Wing depended on the Mississippi River to transport agricultural products (mostly wheat) out and other necessities (goods, textiles, staples) in.  The eastern overlook was used specifically in the spring to watch for that first steamboat…