So, we're in WI for a family reunion this weekend. Managed to survive the flight out of Logan into O'Hare as well as the drive north into the most recent land of concealed carry. Big 50th wedding anniversary party tonight, followed by family reunion-type stuff Sunday and Monday.
I came out to WI in 1995, shortly after Mrs. G. and I got engaged. We drove out, that time, staying overnight in a campground in Erie, PA about halfway there. A lot has changed in the intervening 17 years; there's a WalMart just 10 miles away now, so no more driving over an hour to buy basic necessities (outside of the Piggly Wiggly, which, BTW, is still there).
Families have grown up - the toddlers that I encountered my last trip out here are now grown up (one is a Marine and taller than I am!). One thing I've noticed this trip as opposed to the prior is the differences in the land. Lots of farmland in WI; it's something you take for granted as a twenty-something kid not thinking about much more than tomorrow.
Will try to get some pictures - it is positively beautiful out here - and get over the culture shock. There are billboards - BILLBOARDS - about gun shops and Gander Mountain and hunting and... Definitely hit home that this is NOT Massachusetts. I'm still waiting for the first offer to take the city boy out to the farm and shoot a rifle, though. That might be fun,,, ;)
Wifi is non-existent and the AT&T data plan on the iPad is tenuous, so any and all blogging looks like it will have to be done on the iPhone (fortunately I have a bluetooth keyboard!). Definitely expect more photoblogging on this trip - lots of farmland and such, and we might take TheBoy over to Lambeau Field to see the Packers practice.
Further bulletins as events warrant.
That is all.
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