Another one of my ‘claims to fame’ is that I have driven every highway in the Cornhusker State.
I have also floated all of Nebraska’s water trails.
However, as an avid outdoor enthusiast, I think what’s important to do is to get out of your comfort zone and even consider venturing to another state. Enter into a different environment, a different ecosystem. Become more well-rounded, more knowledgeable. See how that state does things with regard to outdoor activities and destinations. The suggestion box is always open and available here at Game and Parks where anyone can toss in ideas of what other states are doing. Though we at Game and Parks rendezvous with natural resource and park professionals from those states at conferences and conventions fairly frequently, it’s still important for us to vacation in those states from time to time and participate directly in the outdoor activities they offer.
I’ll be going out of my comfort zone soon. My family and I will be heading to Beaver Dam Lake/Reservoir in southeastern Wisconsin for an outdoor-type vacation to boat, fish, swim, sightsee and just plain relax.
Our oldest son Zach’s ‘in-laws to be’ (The Barry and Jill Davis Family) have graciously invited us to their lake house at Beaver Dam. We can hardly wait to embark on this outdoor adventure into unknown waters, out of our comfort zones!