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
cabinhouse (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.