With the snow on the ground it was easy to see the old train bed of the Bellevue/Cascade Narrow Gage Rail Road.
The 36-mile, 3-foot narrow gauge railroad was organized as the Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade and Western R.R. in 1877.
Leaving Bellevue, the railroad headed up a steep grade into La Motte continuing into Zwingle, Washington Mills, Bernard, Fillmore and ending in Cascade.
The railroad was notorious for sharp curves and overcoming roller coaster hills.
I haven't yet caught a fish in 2016 even though I've hit the stream several afternoons.
With no luck.... not even a bump.
From what I understand, this was an old school house up on the ridge.
Maxine spotted this little guy and he thought it was her soccer ball.
Ace spotted him too and thought he was a snack.
After a shake or two the opossum did what possums do.
With the days getting longer it's time to quite playing possum and get outdoors and do something.