Day 347: Escape to Wisconsin*

We drove the 5 hours to Hazelhurst this morning and arrived around 3 pm. At 4:30 we went to a supper club in Minocqua — not the most delightful supper club I’ve gone to, but not the least. Dean and I masked up to go in.

Some delights included**

  • Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks I saw on the feeders at the cabin house (including one male)
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds by the dozen
  • Pileated Woodpeckers in the trees and at the feeders
  • The smell of pine trees

*For those of you not in the know, there was an “Escape to Wisconsin” tourism campaign in the 1980s (and apparently a business-centered one in 2011). There were even bumper stickers. One year, as a prank, we bought an “I escaped from Wisconsin” bumper sticker as a prank and put it on Kevin’s bumper.

**I know this is supposed to be a blog of delights, but the first words out of my brother’s mouth were unkind, and later he said something else unkind (both times pointing out visible ways that I’d aged). I didn’t point out his beer belly or his lack of helping us with our luggage. In addition, later that night we discovered that neither he nor my nephew were vaccinated.

One thought on “Day 347: Escape to Wisconsin*

  1. Sorry for the unkind comments. I do feel that the current environment does seem to encourage a lack of kindness. But I’m glad you saw some delightful birds and smelled the pine trees.

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