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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Conference - Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers

I've just traveled to Pittsburgh after attending two fall conferences.

The first conference, AGLOW (Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers) took place in Fond du Lac, WI.

Although I've never lived around the Great Lakes, this organization has given me the chance to learn what the northern states have to offer. Thus far, I've loved each destination, for different reasons.

The AGLOW conference is always a fun-filled event with more activities than I can keep up with. Fond du Lac rolled out the red carpet for us, thanks to Craig Molitor, Carrie Stollenwerk, Erin Lund and everyone else who helped. Our members are all outdoor writers and the Fond du Lac team worked hard to expose us to many different venues.

Event on Lake Winnebago
We explored Fond du Lac's outdoors - fishing, boating, hiking, birding and hunting. I even took a dog sled ride and spent a little time on the Ice Age Trail.

Ice Cream from Kelley's Country Creamery  
Conferences seminars included important subjects such as search engine optimization, ebooks, podcasting and dog training.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, we learn about new products available to outdoor enthusiasts.
 Fond du Lac borders the southern shore of Lake Winnebago. Two of our major events took place in Lakeside Park where we enjoyed the fall temperatures, the camaraderie and the beautiful scenery.

Cattails at Horicon Marsh
I fell in love with Wisconsin the first time I visited Fond du Lac three years ago. I love the beautiful countryside, attractions such as Horicon Marsh, the good food and, most of all, the friendly people.

For me it will always be a warm weather destination but I know it's also home to many popular winter activities. When there's ice fishing up there, I want to hear about it from the beaches of South Padre Island.

Trying out a Mercury motor
Whatever your personal choice, it's a destination that offers many year-round attractions for outdoor and nature activities as well as family vacations.

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