An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Northern California. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Weekend Getaway in Galena for Busy Chicagoians

Galena is an iconic town in the rolling hills of Northwestern Illinois that’s know to we Chicago urbanites as a lovely place for a weekend respite. It bore a likeness to many of the little New England towns I used to frequent when I lived in Maine. Horseshoe Mound, just south of Galena With D and I...

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Hiking Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque, Iowa

Iowa was the 49th state I’ve visited and our day’s destination was the Mines of Spain, overlooking the Mississippi River. This park of rolling hills and surprisingly deep canyons challenges the assumption of Iowa as a flat, uninteresting state. Dubuque’s monument overlooking the Mississippi River I suppose every American dreams of...

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