Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An up north Wisconsin weekend

Recapping life in the sugar bush

When in Wisconsin in January, you dream of escaping to 80 degrees and sunny. When you can't do that, it's best to embrace winter in all its glory. Our second-annual winter trip up north to Phillips, Wisconsin, was filled with homemade treats, snowy walks, lessons in authentic maple syrup, a trip to the local watering hole, and nasty women mobilizing. Here's a photographic recap.

Walks at magic hour on frozen Price Lake.

Breakfast with a Dutch Baby pancake, mimosas, and a choice mug.

A snowy tour of the sugarbush (a plantation of sugar maples) and learning the ins and outs of a real maple syrup operation. Fun Fact: Up until just five years ago, the owners were still carrying buckets of sap from these trees by hand! Can you imagine? Nowadays, it's pumped through a network of tubes.

Winter skies at sunset.

A trip to the antler bar, AKA Flambeau Forest Inn.

Writing postcards to our senators on a Sunday morning — because a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do these days. Those Wonder Woman stamps I bought last fall sure are comin' in handy!

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