Last weekend we went on a lovely hike in High Cliff State Park, which is one of the Wisconsin state parks that is closest to us (it's basically on the other side of Lake Winnebago). Really beautiful--- I can't wait to see what it looks like in about a month when the leaves have turned. Actually, a few leaves are beginning to turn, but I'm told peak here is around early October.
I like water and Maccabee likes trees, so we took a trail that cut through the forest directly next to the lake, where you could hear the water lapping at the banks, then climbed a bit uphill [puff! puff!] to even more green glens, and turned back around.
My favorite thing about this forest was all of the lovely, rich green moss. The recent rainstorms probably contributed to its abundance. Wisconsin is a truly beautiful state.
Then we went over to the picnic area closer to the lake and collapsed in the grass for awhile. Ultimately, since we were right near Appleton and starving, we wound up at our favorite restaurant here, Sai Ram Indian, which has countless delicious vegetarian (and non-vegetarian delights)-- and, oh yes, you can turn anything on the menu into a $14 massive thali.
Enjoy the Ent-ish pictures below....