Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Thursday, July 8, 2010


First of all, I’d like to welcome new followers Levonne, Susan and Jim and Dee.  I’m honored to have you share our journey!

We had a little mishap today.  We ran out of gas.  Oops! 

About 2 years ago, I bought a chainsaw carved bear from Watson’s Woods in Wisconsin Dells.  Over time, my bear developed a large crack, so a few weeks ago we took him back for a repair job.

Today, we went to pick him up.  Here are a few pictures of the shop.  Dave, the owner, does an awesome job.  If you are ever in the Wisconsin Dells area, it is worth going to Watson’s Woods just to look at his awesome work.  He has many carved bears, but also other animals. 









P1000220  I forgot to take a before picture, but here’s an after of my bear.  You can see where a wedge was placed in the front of the stump part.  That’s where a rather large crack had appeared.  I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

On the way back, we ran out of gas.  The gas gauge showed about 1/8 of a tank and the light never went on.  We now know to fill it before it gets to that point.  Luckily, we have roadside assistance on our car insurance.  It only took about 20 minutes for a towing company to bring us some gas.  All’s well that ends well!

I have a few pictures from our Minnesota trip that I forgot to share.  Here’s a picture of the very first loon I’ve seen Loon Park Rapidsand heard.  It was pretty far away so it’s not the greatest picture, but I was excited to hear it.



There was a tree at the campground that had grown right into and through a fence.  Look closely and you can see the tree behind the fence at the bottom and in front of the fence at the top.  Nature amazes me.

Tree grown through fence at campground in Park Rapids, MN

The heat and humidity are supposed to break tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to beautiful weather this weekend!


  1. Thanks for the welcome! Well, you certainly had some excitement with running out of gas! You didn't expect that at all. Sometimes it is good to shake things up a little. The Camp Host Housewife

  2. I think we need those little slip ups once in a while so we don't get too complecent. :)

    Loons are about my favorite bird to hear. They bring back instant memories of the north woods of Wisconsin.


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