Wisconsin, Costa Rica not so different at times

When it comes to ways to mess up vacations, thinking too much is high on the list.

During visits to Costa Rica, my wife’s homeland, that‘s especially true for me. Now that we’ve returned from what we hope becomes an annual trip, there has been time to reflect on thoughts that threaten my enjoyment of paradise.

Most vacation spots are more enjoyable with a bit of knowledge about their history and culture, but that’s a mixed bag for me in Central America.

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Now available: Portage County Gazette online!

 

Click here for a brief musical slide show with photos from our Sunday in the park. The sshow is a basic example for my multimedia journalism students.

Click here for a brief musical slide show from our Sunday in the park. The show was a very basic example for my multimedia journalism students.

The Portage County Gazette’s new web site is now up and running.  For at least the time being, it’s available free, including my weekly column.  Here’s the latest one, which is about a trip to Willow River State Park that my son and I recently took. It appeared in the Oct. 29 Gazette.

I had one minor error in the column.  In mentioning the book The Best In Tent Camping: Wisconsin, by Kevin Revolinski and Johnny Molloy, I misstated the name of the publisher, which is actually Menasha Ridge Press, not Menasha Press.  A third edition of this book was released by  in 2013.

My apologies for the error.