Walk to End Alzheimer's

I recently had the pleasure of volunteering at the Sheboygan County's 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Evergreen Park. One of my friends is a committee member and asked if I would be willing to volunteer my photography services for the event, so last Saturday I loaded up my Honda CR-V and headed off for Sheboygan, double-checking that the forecast did indeed call for rain and grabbing my raincoat as I ran out the door.

And rain it did. Apparently rain had never actually fallen on the day of the event, so while the rest of the volunteers and committee members scrambled to tie down tents and tip tables to avoid water-log, I outfitted my camera with the ever-resilient plastic grocery bags I threw in my pocket to create my own cost-efficient rain protector. Not the most glamorous of choices I know, but hey, a girl's gotta eat.

Despite the weather, the walk was huge success. The turn-out was great and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, even if they did have to don their raincoats for the day. Families of all shapes and sizes enjoyed not only the walk through Evergreen Park (which is as gorgeous as it's name suggests) but also a symbolic flower garden for those with love ones affected by Alzheimer's, an activity tent for the youngsters, and all the hot dogs you could eat (literally). So even though we were a little damp, there were still lots of smiles, and even some sunshine. If this type of do-goodery sounds like your cup of tea, then you should definitely check out the Walk to End Alzheimer's website to find a walk near you.

Devil's Lake State Park (or, Welcome!)

I've always been slightly intimidated by a blank page, so obviously the inaugural first post on the Pilcrow blog has been a little daunting, and only slightly procrastinated upon. But don't worry, with summer coming to it's close and the cool winds of fall finally blowing some comfort into my hot-house of an apartment, I can actually sit at my desk without sliding out of my sweat-slicked chair thus providing you with the photo adventures I am sure you have all been waiting for with baited breath. 

And with that being said, I present to you my exploits from Devil's Lake State Park this past June. A couple friends and I decided that we needed a break from life's stresses and jumped in the car for a quick camping session in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Mix-tapes were made, jalapeno kettle chips were bought, and the boxed wine ran out way too soon. We ended up hiking about 4 miles through rocky terrain and steep inclines, as well as dip in the eponymous lake and of course s'mores roasted over our self-made fire. All in all, an excellent mid-summer adventure that refueled the spirit and got me pumped for more camping expeditions this fall; obviously, with camera in hand.