Along the Witchflower Way

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Another Travel Game

I think I mentioned in a much earlier post about having your kids keep a list of states for which they see license plates. While traveling this weekend, I thought it would be more interesting to keep a list of trucking companies represented, and their home bases. For the big carrier companies, you... Sign in to see full entry.

A Little Traveling Music, Please . . .

We've done more travel than usual, lately. Well, that would be any, since we seldom travel these days. But we have been. The day after Christmas we left for Oklahoma City where our oldest daughter and our three grandchildren live. It's easy to get to OKC from Wisconsin: You head west and turn left... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

On, Wisconsin - Part IV: The seasons, ice, drinking, and -20 deg.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE WISCONSINITE WHEN: 16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction. Yup. 17. You can identify a southern or eastern accent. What’s with this? Can’t everyone? 18. You have no problem pronouncing Lac Du Flambeau. Give me something hard,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

On Wisconsin - Part III - potholes, deer, and 2 feet of snow

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE WISCONSINITE WHEN: 1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway. Yeah, and...? 2. "Vacation" means going up north past Hwy 8 for the weekend. Hwy. 8? That's way up there. 3. You measure distance in hours. How else? Doesn’t matter how many... Sign in to see full entry.

Another Day . . .

Thoughts on the drive to work this morning: It’s a damp, misty morning, like the last two. There is a haze over Madison as I drive toward it to my job. I have a short time to lower my speed from 65–70 mph to make the turn off the highway, so I slip onto the paved shoulder, then shut it down,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

On, Wisconsin! Part II - Brett, Head Cheese, and Oconomowoc

More about the peculiar natives. If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Wisconsin. Absolutely. I recall a few years ago, I had to push my daughter’s car out of the snowy street. I was wearing a sweater, shorts, and boots under a long coat. And that is odd? If you... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

On Wisconsin! Part I

I am a very proud Wisconsinite, partly because I understand some of the weirdness here, so I'm offering something that came to me (among many others) in email. It doesn’t seem to be attributed to anyone in particular. I doubt if it’s really Jeff Foxworthy, and the second list definitely came from... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Boldly Going Where. . .

Everyone has gone before. So we have acquired a GPS locator. I believe that stands for Global Positioning System. My husband got a good deal on one from his brother, who moved on to a newer model. We can look at a tiny map and determine where we are from any place we might go. We can see when we’re... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Big Boys on the Highway

People want semi-trucks confined to the right lane. At least, a lot of them do, according to what I’ve read recently in letters to some newspapers and magazines. Let's see how semi-trucks stack up vs. cars (in this instance, "cars" will stand for a variety of passenger vehicles: minivans, SUVs and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Another Car Game--with Cows

Here’s another little game we played in the car when I was a kid. It’s pretty simple. You’ll know that it was at a kid’s fun level when you hear it. It’s called "I See Some Cows." When you grow up in Wisconsin, you see cows. If you grew up in Milwaukee and you went anywhere else in the state in the... Sign in to see full entry.

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