Friday, June 20, 2008

Gone Loony

I know, I know. We just got back from Kauai. This time we are off for our annual family vacation to Northern Wisconsin, my favorite place on earth. While I realize it's not exotic, other than perhaps the loons, it is where I often dream of being on a regular basis. It's all tied up in childhood memories and long afternoons of nothing but peace and quiet. It is possibly the only place on earth where I cannot be reached by phone and I like it that way.

I suspect that I will probably play shuffleboard, tetherball, air hockey (if it rains), and a serious game of Monopoly or two. This will be accompanied by swimming, fishing and my favorite, laying on the dock in the sun. I'm sure that we'll catch enough fish to grill some one night and if not, we'll head up the road to a quaint supper club. This is the land that time forgot and I like it that way. Nothing has really changed all that much since I was a kid. Sure there's the new bypass around the big town of Eagle River, but other than that, really, not much has changed. As Martha would say, "It's a good thing."

3 comments:

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

teatherball? People still play that? There's still poles in the ground for that sort of thing? I thought they were all being used for Festivus, these days...

actually, what are the rules of teatherball, come to think of it? I thought the object was to gobsmack your opponent??

Anway, have a good time and say hey to Unca Jimbo for me!!

lulu said...

Enjoy. I'll be home when you get back. Can you bring me some fudge?

Some Guy said...

I love Northern Wisconsin. We used to go to my uncle's cottage in Minocqua. I need to get back there at some point. Have fun!