Our Time In Wisconsin:
- 600 miles on rental car (Very nice car, but had no USB iPod port and the Aux port quit on the way back. It also had a slow oil leak. Got $50 off)
- One of the best sunsets I have ever seen on the drive up to Sturgeon Bay from Milwaukee.
- A really good cherry chicken salad wrap
- Cooking for nine and not screwing it up… LOL
- Important time spent with 17+ family and friends
- Laughter. Wine. Sharing. Getting to know geographically distant friends and family better.
- New introductions: Some of my husband’s family to some of mine
- Getting to know my cousins as adults (our sense of humor is genetic!)
- Billboards: Xotic Store. Get God! Find Jesus ! FIREWORKS !CHEESE! Cherries! The Oilerie
- Very distant childhood memories, that I could not quite reach. The place felt unfamiliar, yet familiar. Missing a few people: My grandparents, aunts and uncles all gone and they were my only tie to this place.
- Watching my 87 year old mum like a hawk when memories assailed her.
- Bittersweet “dad” moments (he passed in 2005 and was in Sturgeon Bay a lot)
- A cemetery full of my relatives, that I will not be buried in.
- Oddly removed from the place as significant in my childhood, although it was.
- Missing the Piggly Wiggly = a Sturgeon Bay landmark for me as a child
- A soft serve DQ dipped cone = nine again for a moment.
- No more smoked chubs 😦
- Riding a horse briefly for the first time in 18 months. My back wasn’t pleased. I giggle anyway.
After 7 days I needed to come home to get some sleep!