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Aug 8, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI

Monday, August 8, 2011: We loaded the bicycles into our cars and drove to Milwaukee. We parked at Lake Park and rode bicycles along the water front to the harbor. We returned to Lake Park Bistro, a very pleasant place in deed. You immediately know when you walk in the door that you are someplace special. This is a place for a leisurely lunch with a view of the lake. After lunch we felt like a walk across the bridge, and some paths. We decided a local geocache would help us stretch our legs. This took us to a small wood bridge which we now...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Milwaukee

24 - 25th July. Saturday We spent Sunday driving approx 350 miles from Ohio to the Richard Bong State Recreational Park. It was quite a long drive and was a bit hairy driving through Chicago. Although we were on the interstate it was very busy with lots of lane changes through the one way system. Anyway, with the help of co-pilot Charles and TomTom doing the navigating we made it and arrived at the Recreational Area around 6pm. The Recreational Area encompasses 4,515 acres of rolling grassland, savanna, wetlands and scattered woodland and...

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The Great Escape

Jul 22, 2011 - Retiring On the Web

What to do, what to do..... I answered at least part of that problem today. I've had my own website for some time now -- I am a photographer as you may or may not know. You can always find me here: peterpazucha.com. I have been muddling over what to do about my whole online presence, and along the way, what to do about the house. Most of the day found me re-arranging my website. While I was at it I took out the internet placeholder on a new site that I bought a year ago for the purpose of selling the house. I spent some time getting a...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Self-Knowledge

I've never been great about waiting. In fact I rarely stand in line for anything at all. I don't wait in restaurants, I go to the grocery when there's seldom a line, etc.. And I have just about determined that waiting for October 1 is going to kill me. It's true that I do trade stocks and the government's insane dawdling on this debt ceiling business and the nations credit rating is not doing my blood pressure any good, but if pressed I turn off CNBC and let my blood pressure settle down. On the positive side we had an interesting...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Finish each day and be done with it.

We've been working our way through options. The count down is sitting at 48 working days will retirement and clarity is coming gradually. In talking with other retirees, RV'ers, Non-RV'ers, and FullTime RV'ers we accumulated a lot of info. But a lot of info can lead to the impasse that we see in so many businesses and governments: too much information and no knowledge. But the realization that you are barking up the wrong tree is the best way to stop, and move on to a better tree. :-) We were muddled in the RV / 5er controversy without...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Rental Plan

I forgot to add something. Seeing as we still have a home to peddle: It's an 80 yr old former elementary school -- more to come on that soon. Anyway..... With Peg's retirement on 9/30 we have decided to take off the next day for a month long trip. She has a brother @ South Lake Tahoe whom we seldom get to visit, so we'll putter along out there and then drop down to San Diego, Tucson and home from Bosque del Apache. We are pretty much decided to take a week out of that trip and run through Vegas where we can rent a 19' Class C to "prove"...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Clark must have been really antsy and ready to get on the road, because he had the front slide pulled in before I got out of bed on the 17th. A quick breakfast and we were on the road, heading to Milwaukee. We arrived at a great county park in Caledonia, just south of Milwaukee. This was our destination, because of its proximity to the airport. We were there to pick up our #3 grandson. We spent the 18th doing food shopping – we had to be prepared for a teenager. Here we were in Milwaukee, so we drove by the house where Clark’s family had...

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Jul 5, 2011 - The Old Schoolhouse

Our retirement decision making process involves all the usual problems including whether and how to dispose of our house. Peg and I have never been hugely into property, in fact, most of our lives we have felt rather like pilgrims and strangers in a foreign land. We did have ownership in an apartment building --in fact, at one time we had 5 generations of our family living under the same roof -- just in different apartments. In more recent years we moved out of the family homestead and into a 50's subdivision house -- something I felt very...

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Jan 11, 2011 - Winter Mchenry

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Winter Services McHenry Many snow removal contractors will require installation of snow poles or snow staking along the driveway. This is to keep equipment out of the landscaping and to help identify the perimeter of an area.

Winter Services In McHenry Each year, there are over 5740 snow blower-related injuries in the United States. One problem with the design of the snow blower is that snow can build up in the auger, jamming it and stalling the motor. This is complicated by the fact that the auger...

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Winter Mchenry

Dec 20, 2010 - Milwaukee For The Night

It's one of those transition days: on the road by noon, drop of the rental car, spend the night at Motel 6, depart for Florida at 7 AM. What a great visit I had with Amanda and Scott. Sad times, lots of memories, trying to see their future. Mars Castle is one of those tourist places on the side of I-94 that I usually pass by and wonder about. Today I visited and had some great samples of cheese and beer.

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Sep 26, 2010 - End of a busy week in Milwaukee

Hard to believe that it is Sunday already where did the week go. We checked into the WI State Fair RV Park on Monday. Anyone who has been to a state fair knows that this is a cement parking lot with full hook-ups (water, sewer & electric). I-94 is viewable from my window. The woman's shower room looks like it belongs in the local high school. Nine stalls to shower with a cheap moldy shower curtain to hold the water in and benches and hooks on oppositesite wall for your clothes and things. I try to get the handicap shower where there is at...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Bikes, Beer And "Spicy" Babe

Written from Lake Lenwood Beach and RV Park. Today we headed to the Harley Davidson factory to do the tour. Well the very nice lady (I use that term loosely) told us that they haven’t done factory tours at that plant for the last year. So why do you still have it listed in the Wisconsin tour guide for 2010? As we were walking out, very disappointed, a nice man was coming out and said he didn’t understand why they still had the tour listed in the tour guide. But mentioned that the Harley Davidson Museum was very interesting and we should go...

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