How many photos can I shoot in one week?

I have had a wonderful reverse taper week. It was filled with relaxing workouts…

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…beautiful sunsets…

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…a visit with my grandparents (and a home-grown orchid!)…

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…new sandals to replace my worn out ones…

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…a graduation party for a friend (Congratulations, Jenna!!!)…

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…and so much more. I am suffering from a post- marathon cold, so I’ve been drinking a lot of tea, sitting in the sauna, and eating a lot of garlic. Sorry, Brian!
On Thursday, we headed out east of town with a few of my TU friends to check out the stream restoration projects that our chapter has in the works on the Tomorrow River. Our future president brought his little girl along for her first kayak ride. šŸ™‚

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After that, we headed over to a little lake for some fishing. šŸ™‚

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After that long day, Brian crashed pretty hard. My cold was bothering me, so we were both happy to be home.

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I logged a few slow miles this week, and one of the highlights was finding a little duck couple in my neighbor’s yard. šŸ™‚

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Our weekend was filled with quite a bit of excitement. It started Friday night, with a Zumbathon. This was quite a fun gig! Check out the content of the dance party…

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I came home from that photo shoot and worked on packing my equipment for the Northwoods. We woke up Saturday morning, packed up the car, and headed to where the freeway ends.

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We had the incredible opportunity to shoot Kyt and Nick’s wedding up near the Michigan border. I’ve known Kyt for almost two decades, and it was wonderful to spend the day with her and see our friends all in one place!

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Their ceremony took place on a dock floating in the middle of the lake. šŸ™‚

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…and they jumped in as the finale!

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Many congratulations to Kyt and Nick! It was wonderful to see your family again, and of course- our friends from Riverside Elementary, DCE Jr and Sr High, and UWSP. šŸ™‚
Brian and I drove south to Minocqua to spend the night, and we enjoyed our Sunday together. I went for a run on the Hiawatha trail.

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Historical and beautiful- it was the perfect way to shake out on a vacation-y morning.

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After a quick shower and stop for coffee, we walked around downtown and stopped at a craft show at Torpe park. We bought candy at Dan’s…

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…gummy candy is my favorite! I especially love those “fruit” slices.
We went to lunch at an awesome BBQ joint.

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It’s one block off the main drag, and worth every penny. The food was good, the people were good, and the ambiance was awesome. I love anything served to me on butcher paper šŸ™‚

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After that awesome meal, we headed out for a couple hours of paddling/fishing/swimming.

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Look, Mom… I can touch my head to my deck!

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Balancing on top of a kayak like mine is harder than it looks- right side up OR upside down!

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We got on the road just in time to catch some of the “returning home” traffic. We were in a hurry to get back for Mary and Joe’s engagement portraits! Brian and I went to college with Mary. She’s our DO sister! Congratulations, friends. šŸ˜€ I tried to capture a little of Joe’s personality in my shots. Can you tell?

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After a full day of fresh air, we crashed hard. I only woke up in the night to scratch my 863684894789354636793 mosquito bites. I must have had high blood sugar after all those gummy candies. Whoops.
I’ll have to fill you in on today later. šŸ™‚ I had a lot of photo editing, cleaning and unpacking, router shopping, and some adorable family portraits. Whew! I’m off to bed.
.:heidi:.
PS: If you’re a Wisconsinite, please remember to vote tomorrow!

Miles this year: 328.2

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