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Suppose someone has this simple question in mind: “What are a number of things of road trips that few do actually realize?”

Well, first things first, correct? Regardless of what type of road or highway you are currently on, it will depend on the nearest or furthest destinations there are…to be more specific, what destinations are the correct enough distance for you.

Fitness Within a Lifetime

Once, when dad and I were en route to home following drive, we went past a large fitness center, which was a Lifetime Fitness location.

Lifetime Fitness contains everything you would contain within mind when it comes to the interior of a fitness center: equipment such as treadmills, exercise bikes, other stretching equipment, weight-lifting related ones, as well as balls for its yoga/club room, plus specific rooms, such as those ones with the exercise equipment containing televisions, as well as a rock climbing area…

However, within THIS fitness center chain, there is capable of being quite a bit of ADDITIONAL attractions, whether it is indoor or outdoor, involving tennis courts, basketball gyms, swimming lap pools, areas specially for children consisting of daycare, clubs, plus even a play structure, clubs, its own cafe, as well as even a WATERPARK…

So as of this second, you are presumably considering, “One of the most unique fitness center chains out there.”, eh?


How it’s Produced: Paintings

You are presumably aware that artists, even children who are still taking class, may be experienced ones. It also may be as part of a class art assignment. This post will consider four art assignments of mine like that from my previous two high school years, three from 11th grade and the other from 12th grade.

In Art 2D in 11th grade in September 2019, we were assigned to do an assignment that parodied certain notable artwork with animated characters. For mine, following pondering for a bit, I ended up figuring I would do a parody of the American Gothic with Roger and Jessica Rabbit, and Ms. Gill enjoyed that decision.

As part of the assignment, it was necessary for us to draw a rough draft pencil sketch of our artwork ahead of time. Therefore, I did mine for my American Gothic parody with Roger and Jessica Rabbit, where Jessica is posing as the farmer, as well as holding the pitchfork, whereas Roger is posing as the woman to the left of him.

The rough draft where it was drawn only in pencil that I did.

Finally by that next month, the final draft was wrapped up; I did that one by colored pencil. It ended up being placed in the display case in a tiny hallway on the right, directly in front of the hallway doors where Ms. GIll’s room is located, along with a large number of additional projects from this assignment. There was also initially a plan to place them in Whitewater’s Free Library as part of an art show there in April as well, although it got called off due to COVID-19. Mom then sent it to additional teachers and friends throughout facebook instead.

Me holding the final draft of the Roger and Jessica Rabbit American Gothic parody, just following wrapping it up.
The same artwork as it appears in my bedroom today.

Just following that project, we also received a further assignment, which was a project involving 5 images, one with out name spelled out, and as the images went on, the letters morphed into something separate.

Figuring what mine would morph into was less than the easiest, although then I came up with them morphing into instruments on a stage, with a certain in the rear of them.

My project with the 5 images where my name morphs into instruments.

Also, within the spring semester of that school year, we were assigned to do a colored painting of a family member’s face, with separate paint colors for specific details, from a photograph image of them.

I figured I would do mine a a close-up photograph of my mom, and I asked her for it. She handed me this photograph of her face:

Following that, I decided to use the hot-themed colors red, yellow, and orange for my project. It took rather a bit to get it outlined. First of all, we began the project with lines, all vertical, horizontal, and diagonal, in pencil, in order to us to line the face up. Following that, we drew the face in pencil as well. Following that as well, we erased the lines; that is when we began painting. I ended up having to wrap mine up t home; I actually ended up painting it until approximately 2 A.M.! Not to be concerned though, I did get along alright the following school day.

Finally, within the conclusion of thy previous school year, we were assigned to an assignment that involved a serene nature scene from a photograph.

Within that process, I ended up selecting this image:

The serene photograph that I selected.

I also did this one at home purely as a result of COVID-19, though I turned it in Ms. Gill’s room as well.

The final artwork as it appears in my bedroom today.


The Ingleside Post

I really apologize for doing this post on a Tuesday rather than the weekend, it is only I ended up getting spaced off, as well as the fact that it was rather tardy when I thought of doing the posts. I was also out rather a bit on Sunday, first with Dad for a drive up to Cambridge for shopping, then up to Deerfield and back, as well as a walk later on. I did insert this post’s title on Saturday, however, prior to me unintentionally doing it with ANOTHER (this one) post. I began working on this post further on Monday, however, then it was rather tardy and I ended up running out of time. I also apologize if you believed I had forgotten about or quickly abandoned the new but long-pushed back weekly-post routine.

If you have driven along Interstate 94 within Pewaukee, Wisconsin, you have presumably noticed a hotel containing an indoor waterpark on its left, as you are can clearly notice the couple of waterslides sticking out of its left side, something you do not normally see with hotels other than resorts such as Kalahari and Great Wolf Lodge. It is currently named The Ingleside Hotel, although it was Country Springs Inn prior to January 2018.

You’ve figured it, this is Ingleside’s main front entrance.
The waterslides sticking out of the left side that I mentioned.
Ingleside’s front lobby as well as its reservation desk.
Ingleside’s lobby.
Ingleside’s lounge area.

Dad, who has stayed at Ingleside multiple times, first stayed at this hotel in November 2004 when it was known as Country Springs, although the waterpark was not there until a couple years following that. The waterpark’s name is Springs Water Park. Below is just a series of photographs of its interior, just to somewhat give you a brief tour…

Ingleside, however, is ABSOLUTELY more than just the Springs Water Park.

It even contains a SECOND pool, although that is the sort of pool you see at hotels rather more frequently. However, even that has a rock pool containing a couple of house decorations as well as even a platform with it accompanied by a bench.

The second pool that I just mentioned.

Ingleside’s restaurant is also Didi’s Supper Club. Below are 2 photographs of its interior…

In addition, Ingleside also contains its own arcade…

Also, let’s not exclude Ingleside’s wedding room, ballroom, gazebo (where you may also have weddings), pavilion, as well as its meeting room.

Ingleside’s wedding room.
Ingleside’s ballroom.
An additional Ingleside ballroom.
Ingleside’s gazebo.
Ingleside’s pavilion.
A larger view of the table hut and picnic tables, as well as the field, path, and basketball hoop spot in the rear of them.
Ingleside’s meeting room.

Also, not to mention in the holiday season, Ingleside also places up its own holiday scenery…

There is also a winter train scenery included in this…

And finally, Ingleside has its own annual holiday light show, named the Country Christmas Light Show. As a matter of fact, it is the largest in Wisconsin…

First things first, even at the start of August, here is Country Christmas Light Show’s title sign.

So if you ever hear that hotels with waterparks, whether or not they are large resorts, are indeed more than only that, as of this second you are at least aware of what that specially means.


IPhone/IPad Varieties

In case you were unaware of this, I rather contain an ear for music. My iPhone initially contained must Amazon Music until it got switched to apple music in the summer of 2018, since amazon music was increasing the amount of songs still available.

Amazon Music icon.
Apple Music icon.

Once in June 2012 in the midst of a Virginia Trip, en rout to home from Washington D>C. while in a large tragic jam, my Mom showed mea number of children’s apps, such as Frosby, Memory Train, and Bugs and Buttons.

Frosby icon.
Memory Train icon.
Bugs and Buttons icon.

Also, in August 2014, in the midst of a trip iOn Mona Terrace with Grandpa Jack and his friend Barb, Dad showed me the Dots apple game.

Dots icon.

Also, When I iPad got updated in early 2016, A number a further games were added, such as Two Dots and Hearthstone.

Two Dots icon.

Also, prior to that in early 2014, a number of apps got updated to my phone as well, including Angry Birds, Angry Bird Space, Angry Birds Seasons, Flow Free, as well as Dress the Griffin.

Angry Birds icon.
Angry Birds Space icon.
Angry Birds Seasons icon.
Flow Free icon.
Dress the Griffin icon.

A further have owned since approximately the summer of 2013 is Aero!.

Aero! icon.

Furthermore, we are ALL aware of the Phone, Clock, Notes, Camera, Messages, Flashlight, Text, Mail, as well as Software apps, as well as Safari, Chrome, or Firefox apps if your phone contains one.

Phone icon.
Clock icon.
Notes icon.
Camera icon.
Messages icon.
Flashlight icon.
Mail icon.
Settings icon.
Safari icon.
Chrome icon.
Firefox icon.

A single additional app that I gained and also contain on my watch in early 2019 and also contain on my watch is Shazam.

Shazam icon.


Once in a Rail Time

First of all, I greatly apologize for less than doing a post in 3 years, it was only I ended up doing other stuff in that matter of time. I was initially planning doing a post each weekend by the beginning of 2019, as well as a couple of times afterward as well, however those were missed for that reason as well, so I greatly apologize for that as well.

Anyway, the previous summer vacation, Mom and I were planning on getting a witness of a Wisconsin and Southern fright train from over neath this bridge by Washington Elementary School in Whitewater where I went to Elementary school. Mom has also been a teacher there for 24 years.

The line you see in Whitewater today runs from Horicon to Janesville and is over 165 years old, and although daily passenger stops were once quite a common thing in Whitewater, consider yourself real lucky if you see a train there nowadays besides a Wisconsin and Southern (or other diesel locomotives within that matter) freight train. The line first came to Whitewater in 1852, as did its first passenger depot. In 1891, a new passenger depot (the one you see by Trippy Lake today) was constructed and the old passenger depot was converted into a freight one. You may have heard that rail transport declined following World War II due to automobile competition, and the initial amount of 8 daily passenger stops was decreased in the 1940s according to a bronze plaque by the passenger depot, although the final passenger stop was not until November 29, 1951. The passenger depot reopened as a museum in 1974. As for the freight depot, it was demolished in 1990 following being vacant for quite a bit.

The 1891 passenger depot as well as the bronze plaque that I mentioned just earlier.

Anyway, Mom and I figured a normal time for the Wisconsin and Southern freight trains passing through Whitewater, which was around 5:30 on Thursdays. We finally went on July 16, and a mother and her sons even accompanied us within that time. I did believe a got a footage of the train passing down us from when it was first seeable through when it was completely out of sight. However, it was following us returning home that I realized my simple error: me unintentionally left my camera on “photos”. Though here are the images I got anyway:

Luckily, Mom still got HER footage of the train, and she even included me in it at its conclusion.

The Wisconsin and Southern train footage Mom shot the previous time.

Mom and I did consider heading there a second time in order for me to get a footage this time, however we only ended up doing other stuff then as well, and that was not until one of my walks just 2 days ago, again on a Thursday exactly one year afterwards. While I was being patient for the freight train, I noticed an interesting scene on a basketball hoop lying on the bridge legs beside the rails, detached from its platform:

I finally heard a freight train in the distance, and it was headed in the same direction as the train we got a year earlier. However this time, the locomotives appeared to be Union Pacific locomotives with their front logos peeled off. I DID get a footage of the train up to it being purely out of sight this time:

The Union Pacific train footage I shot in the midst of my walk. I apologize for my finger being in it a couple of times, as well as the shaking at 0:37; there was this insect that would not quit buzzing around me.

I had also noticed that there was now slight growth on the track; in order to show that, I photographed shots from each side on the track from the bridge following the train being out of sight (thought I could still hear its horn in the distance for a bit):

I photographed another interesting sight as I was exiting the bridge as well, which was this stone directly underneath the side of the bridge reading the BR and MP as well.

I photographed a sign informing the bridge’s history as well:

I photographed a bit more of the slight growth on the rails en route to home as well: the first 2 were less than close-up images, so I photographed 2 further images to show it easier. I posted the first 2 photographs up anyway, just so you are capable seeing what they are.

Finally, I got a pair of shots of the crossings’ relay case as well: the first is a zoomed image in order to the dot code to be read easier, and the other is a full size image of the relay case in its surrounding area.

As of this second, the pleasant news is: I truly WILL assume doing posts each weekend as of today.