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Wisconsin man turns backyard into 'northern Wisconsin Dells,' complete with lazy river

Posted: 11:37 AM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 16:37:03Z
Wisconsin man turns backyard into 'northern Wisconsin Dells,' complete with lazy river

Like most Wisconsinites, Randy Spiehs of Barron has endured a brutal winter.

It was difficult for his dogs to maneuver his backyard in all the snow, so he made paths for them to walk.

When the snow began to melt, he found an unexpected bonus: What looked like a "Northern Wisconsin Dells," complete with lazy river.

Randy Spiehs floating on his lazy river in Barron

"So I've been snowblowing paths for the past couple months," Randy told WTMJ television station in Milwaukee. "[Thursday] I was looking into the backyard and told my wife it looks like we have a lazy river, and I said, 'I should go blow up an innertube.'"

Randy's creation has been shared on social media thousands of times, no doubt inspiring future backyard entrepreneurs.

Only in Wisconsin.