Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lots Of Pictues: Lake Geneva Wisconsin Hiking Trail

 We Parked at the Big Foot State Park lot. 
It was almost 1 pm.
 There is a bait dispenser at Big Foot Beach. 
Your only option was night crawlers.
 The sky was picture perfect. 
The temperature in the 70s.

 Every house a mansion.
For your viewing pleasure as you walk the trail. 
It winds through the properties and you can peek at it all as long as you stay on the path. 
 It wound  through a golf course.  Lots of old trees and a lovely clubhouse. Private Club. 
 Wooden boats. 
Money….do you see money? 
I did. 
 The landscaping varied and some properties had incredible flowers still blooming perfectly.
 Fireman adjusted his pace for me. 
We drank water. 
We walked 6 miles or more.
My steps soared to over 10,000 then over 20,000.
 The leaves are just starting to change a bit.
 With all that money, could someone replace the slide.
This thing is hazard from MY childhood days...
 We really didn't stop on the way out,
the way back we stopped twice. 
I had a Kind bar, Fireman likes Cliff bars. 
 I got a bit crabby as soon as the parking lot was in sight.
 But the scenery all the way along was such a great distraction.
This was Fireman's favorite mansion.
The path goes 21 miles around Lake Geneva. 
We did over 6.  

When we got back to the car I was CRABBY.
Needed our turkey sandwiches from the leftovers of the night before. 

It was a gorgeous day. 
I finished the day with 24000 steps.
and yes I walked around inside my house like a goof ball to get the last 60 steps in to watch the number turn on my New balance wrist pedometer.  I felt tired but good.  

Then I went to bed. 
And the most bizarre thing happened. 

As I started to fall asleep I began to shiver uncontrollably.
For a half an hour. 
I kept thinking it would stop.
I pulled the covers up.

I went downstairs and put a hoodie on over my p js.
IF i wasn't' so tired I'd have taken a hot shower. 
I shivered in the kitchen waiting for my heating pad to microwave to hot. 

Then I got under my covers again and slowly stopped shivering. 

Maybe donating blood the day before and maybe not drinking so much during the hike…..
maybe it was dehydration?

(Oh I knit on the way up and back! ) 

Have you had an attack of the shivers?
What's your favorite hike?


Nancy Kay said...

Thanks for taking us along on your hike. The pictures around the lake are beautiful. What fabulous houses/mansions!! Residents have such pretty grounds to enjoy!! Lovely, lovely!

Kudos to you... walking over 6 miles! It seems a lot easier to walk more steps when the scenery takes one's mind off the walking!!

Katherine said...

Bingo--dehydration! I used to get the shivers during and after swim meets.

Your photos are gorgeous and walking that far is amazing. Brava!

Fresh bait from a vending maching--well I never heard of such a thing. BTW I much prefer the cute little cabin in the first picture to any of the mansions.

kathy b said...

Thanks Katherine!!! I just ate a banana and I don tike them. Water, cranberry juice today
I loved the little cabin too…..its good to know we don't NEED all that.

Mereknits said...

Sometimes my knees just get weak for no reason, I swear it is because I am just tired. When you do not drink enough all sorts of weird things happen, including crabby! Glad you had a beautiful day and far surpassed your 10,000 steps.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

A friend of mine walked that trail a year or so ago and showed me some fabulous photos of gardens. One of these days I'll have to check it out too. Great photos.

Jennifer said...

I loved your post... until the last part. I hope you're OK! I think you might be onto something with the blood donation and hiking. I hope that's all it was.

Please take care. The pictures are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh....what beautiful homes.

I'm sometimes get the shakes when my blood sugar is low (I'm diabetic), but not like you are saying.

My favorite hike is probably Stone Mountain in Georgia. Around my own home, I like the walking trail in Celebration. If you go all the way around, it is about 6 miles.

I'd LOVE to do the trail you did. Looks AWESOME!

Nancy said...

Yep, I'm sure it was dehydration. I get shaky and faint when I'm dehydrated.

The mansions are amazing. I love the one with the red chimney pipes. While they are lovely, I would. It want to live in them. Does that make sense?

Great job on completing the hike!

Araignee said...

Oh, my....those are some gorgeous houses. I would have had my mouth hanging open the whole way.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for sharing, such lovely photos! The scenery really is stunning! Impressed that you did such a great hike, but sorry to hear you felt unwell later. I reckon your body needed to recover from giving blood (and I guess you need to drink extra to replenish the fluids). Hope you are feeling better! It's great to walk outside when there is such lovely weather, we gotta make the most of it!!!
PS: I'd like to see more of your cowl, please! :)
Ingrid xx

karen said...

I am so impressed!! I loved seeing your hike (not a walk) and I think I would have been aching from head to toe. Lovely views and glad you had a good time!

Jodi said...

Oh, this looks just gorgeous! I need to get back to Lake Geneva sometime soon.

SissySees said...

Kudos on the great walk and the wonderful day!

Thanks for sharing the scenery with us.

SapphireBlue said...

What a lovely place! I've never seen a bait dispenser.

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