In 18 summers of visiting Door County, I was starting to think I'd seen it all. Over the years, I've explored the peninsula by car, on foot and on bicycle, from above the treetops on a zip line and next to a campfire. The natural beauty of the area, though, always played second fiddle to the activities, shopping, good food and great people I've experienced on these annual trips. This year, it was time to put nature first.
With all that high-speed rail money going to California and elsewhere, you had better familiarize yourself with the many other ways to make the 80-mile trek to the state capital.
Officer John Peterson has been on the Milwaukee Mounted Patrol for nine years -- since the new program began in 1999. Prior to that, the Milwaukee Police Department hadn't had a horse force since 1947.
One of the first things a Segway of Milwaukee instructor will tell you as you prepare to mount the sleek, two-wheeled transportation device is that, "If you can walk, you can glide."