Monday, April 30, 2012

February?

Really?  It's been that long since I posted?  Life has a way of getting in the way of blogging, I suppose. 

The hubby & I took a weekend trip a few weeks ago.  A marriage retreat in the north woods of Wisconsin.  It was wonderful!  We have a great marriage, but this has brought us closer together.

On the way home we decided to take a different route.  To follow the Wolf River down to the major expressway.  The hubby kept commenting about stopping and getting out near the Wolf to check it out.  (Water calls to him - it says "fish here!  fish here!)   We passed up a bridge that had people standing on top looking into the water.  Had to turn around quick and head back.   Getting out of the truck a woman approached us saying "Illinois?  You came all the way from Illinois?"   I was puzzled.  I explained we had been staying up north for the weekend and thought to stop along the Wolf on the way home.  She replied "Oh, so you haven't seen the news reports?"  Nope, no tv, nothing.   We were clueless.

Apparently we picked the perfect time to stop.  The state and the Menominee Indian Tribe had released sturgeons into that part of the river.  First time that a sturgeon had been in that area in over 100 years!  The weekend we happened to stop by was the spawning weekend.  I've never seen a big sturgeon before, only 12" long or so.  There were huge sturgeon in the river below the dam!  It was exciting to see.  As well as feel - the Menominee people were so excited and it was contagious! 

Read about it here:
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/MITW/pressReleaseInfo.aspx?id=16




http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/Sturgeon-restocking-in-Wolf-River 

I think we need to make a trip back to Menominee!  I was excited to stop and learn all about the sturgeon.