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Midwest Adventures

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a good week and thankfully its already Thursday! I’ve had a good last few weeks traveling between Colorado and the Midwest. I’ve been to a lot of different places in the Midwest, and I wanted to share some of my Midwest Adventures with you. ((Side note– apparently Midwest and other geographical regions are proper nouns… who knew!))

Weekend 1- Reedsburg, WI

So to recap, I went to a cabin weekend with friends near Reedsburg, WI. For those of you who don’t know, I went to University of Wisconsin-Madison. The cabin was about 3.5 hours east of Minneapolis and 1 hour from Madison. Reedsburg is a very small town, and it was a place I hadn’t been in college. We spent the weekend on the lake and a bit of time exploring the Reedsburg/Baraboo area. Sometimes I forget how much I love lakes and boating and water skiing. I highly recommend the Driftless Glen distillery and restaurant if you are in the area. Also, you have to check out Baraboo Bluff Winery it’s beautiful!

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Weekend 2- Lutsen, MN

Then I flew back to Denver for a busy work week, and after that I went to MN for a Bachelorette Party! After my flight delays, I made it to Lutsen, MN. This part of MN is also known as the North Shore¬†and its really close to Lake Superior. We went to the North Shore Winery (apparently my friends like wine) which was a really cool spot. Esp since there aren’t many breweries or distilleries in the area. We also spent some time at the local pubs and restaurants. I highly recommend checking out Grand Marais if you are ever in the area.

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Midwest-Adventures

After that I worked remotely for a few days at my parents house in the Minneapolis area. My sister came back from her international travels while I was home so it was really fun to see her! I went on a few runs near their house, which is a really beautiful area. I ran around Lake Harriet which is one of my favorite lakes (and MN has 10,000 so that’s saying a lot). We went to one of my favorite restaurants Hilltop and I went to the Loop with a friend.

Weekend 3- Madison, WI

The next weekend was a wedding in Madison. I took the Megabus which was relatively peaceful since Madison hadn’t started classes yet. I got a seat to myself, and relaxed (mostly slept) throughout the ride. It was a ton of fun exploring Madison. Campus changed a lot and got some really nice apartment complexes and a lot of new hotels. I met a friend for dinner at a really cool place called Eno Vino downtown, it was near the capital and had awesome views of the city. Then the wedding weekend began with glass boots and steins of German beer at the Essen Haus. I went to the farmers market, seriously guys, I’m still obsessed 4 years after graduating from Madison. The wedding was on the 3rd floor of the public library, and the reception was at the Orpheum. The bride blew us all away with a Hamilton Rap to the groom during the reception. Love to you Abbey and Jake! After the wedding I flew out of Milwaukee and was able to see a few friends there too!

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Midwest-Adventures

Midwest-Adventures

Now I have a couple weeks in Denver which are going by really quick! That will happen when you attend a Monday evening wedding! Congrats Destiny and Wade! Also, linking up with Amanda today.

Any fun plans for the upcoming weekend?

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  • Anne

    This is great -thank you! I just moved to Madison in May, love it here, and was looking for places about an hour outside of the city for mini-escapes. Reedsburg sounds like a good option! Was this a rental cabin? Or one that a friend / family member owned?
    Thanks! Anne

    • cmedwards08@gmail.com

      Hi Anne! Thanks for reaching out! Reedsburg/Lake Redstone is a great distance from Madison. It’s near Wisconsin Dells. This was a friend owned cabin, but I bet there are rentals available in the area!