Finding the GOOD wherever you liveJuly 15th, 2010 at 9:05 am by Rachel Manek under Rachel's Good Day
Just this week we reported that Money magazine had named Appleton as one of the best places in the country to live. I could have told you that! And for so many reasons NOT listed by the magazine.
But it did cause me to make a mental list of all the things that make Northeast Wisconsin a great place to live.
We don’t have alligators.
We don’t have earthquakes.
Or those little lizards running through our yards.
And we do have awesome squeaky cheese curds.
But seriously, we live in one of those places where we don’t have to leave our little area of the world to escape, explore or just experience something new. Have you ever been to Kohler? It’s like it’s only little world with unbelievable food, hospitality like you’ve never before experienced and a spa that is divine.
What about Door County? Sunsets to write home about. Beautiful parks. Wonderful people. And a great game of bean bags at the AC Tap. When it comes to Door County I could go on and on and on. But I’m running out of time before I have to pack my bags for a trip up the Peninsula. Ask my co-workers about the Waupaca area and they will have you planning your next family trip. Like a little more adventure? A day out on a charter boat, fishing for salmon can get your heart pumping. There are so many fun and unique places you probably haven’t heard of. (Just keep watching Good Day Wisconsin for more ideas)
When we only have a day, or even a couple of hours, and don’t want to waste a beautiful summer day — we head to the beach! For 25 dollars we bought a yearly pass to Wisconsin’s State Parks and THIS is what we got. Blue skies, endless fun in the sand, and some picture perfect moments only 40 minutes from our front door.
A friend asked me on my birthday what my goals are for the future. I asked her if she meant for the year or for my life? She said either. My answer was coastal living. Even though it was only for a couple of hours, I have already reached my goal.