Picture of the Day: Fireman practicing rescue

Today’s picture from you is of one of the Firemen I met at the Wisconsin side of Interstate State Park. Rock climbing is a popular pasttime on both sides of the park, and so the firemen from stations in WI and MN both need to be able to rescue stranded climbers. I encountered a group of firemen, such as this gentleman, practicing a rescue operation.

Picture of the Day: The Dalles of the St. Croix


The Dalles of the St Croix
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

And to start the workweek off, let’s take a look at where I went, virus and all, on Saturday.

This is the St. Croix River, in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Interstate State Park, to be precise. The geology of the area is fascinating, including one of the world’s largest collection of glacial potholes, as well as this canyon, called the Dalles. It was overcast most of the morning, leading to this very moody view.