Rock Island after Dusk

Blue Rock Island in Door County

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Dusk at Rock Island is spectacular. An hour before sunset, the water is magnificently filled with hues of gold, pink and blue. Just as the sun recedes over the western water, the color seems to drain from the water leaving it a glacial blue and turning the sky vibrant. It’s unlike any location I’ve ever visited. Rock Island itself is a magical. Dense forest, sheer rock faces falling into a deep blue lake, millions of rocks […]

Chicago by Lake

Chicago Lakefront from Milton Olive Medal of Honor Park

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One of my favorite walks with Gus is down to the Chicago lakefront, ducking under Lake Shore Drive at Ohio Street, and going to Milton Olive Medal of Honor Park. PFC Olive sacrificed his life in 1965 at the age of 18 by smothering a grenade, saving the lives of other soldiers. The park on Lake Michigan was dedicated in Milton Olive’s honor in 1979. Just to the North of the touristy Navy Pier, this park […]

Blue House on Rock Island

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Rock Island State Park is at the northernmost tip of Door County, Wisconsin. Door County was named in fact for these parts, the islands in this area formed a “Death’s Door” for local sailing ships. Many of their remains are scattered on the bottom of the cold waters. Rock Island is one of my favorite destinations. It’s difficult to reach. You must travel to the tip of Door County, take a car ferry to Washington […]