World’s longest brat and a 12 foot apple pie

We took the short drive to Prescott, WI for Labor Day to partake in festivities surrounding an attempt at a world record bratwurst and the state’s largest apple pie. A makeshift grill was made from cinder blocks forming a long … Continue reading

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Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships 2013 in Saint Paul, MN

Red Bull came back to Saint Paul this year for their second edition of Crashed Ice in 2 years.  There are 4 competitions every year and the last one is always in Montreal, the home of Ice Cross Downhill.  I … Continue reading

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Nashville Food Truck Adventure

It’s been a while since I’ve done a food truck review.  When I was in Nashville last month, I had a chance to try a new one and heard others rave about another truck. During the Quitter Conference, we took … Continue reading

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5 Nashville Observations

While I was in Nashville, I noticed a few things.  Some of them I’ve heard of but never experienced. Some, I didn’t see coming. Here are five of my observations: 5. Drivers in Nashville are CRAZY! Within minutes of leaving … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Refill Your Emotional Tank with Jen McDonough

This guest post is from my friend Jen McDonough.  If anyone knows about Living Beyond Awesome, it’s her! Interested in writing a guest post for Here are the guidelines. Life is fun and adventurous for our family of six … Continue reading

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Help me pack light

Next weekend I’ll be in Nashville for the Quitter Conference.  First, I need to get there.  I want to pack as light as possible and still have everything I need for a couple of days in a town I’ve never … Continue reading

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Boil Over!

“Boil Over!” That’s the call made before kerosene, yes, kerosene gets thrown on an open fire. The subsequent fireball is the last hurrah before dinner is served. The fish boil is a Wisconsin tradition dating back to the 1800’s when … Continue reading

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Hodag Hunting in Rhinelander, WI

Hodags are mythical creatures said to inhabit the woods around Rhinelander, WI. While vacationing there, we did some hunting. Here’s what we found! There is a Historical Marker sign about Hodags in a local park. This is what it says: … Continue reading

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Sunset Canoe Paddling in Northern Wisconsin

Liz and I are on vacation in Northern Wisconsin for the next week.  Here’s a little taste of what we’re doing to relax and unwind. 

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In Transit Mississippi River Adventure

I believe everyone has a grand adventure hidden deep within.  Peter Bragiel, along with his brothers and cameraman-friend Tony, have realized a dream from childhood and they documented the trip. Peter, Dan, and Paul have dreamed of canoeing the entire … Continue reading

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