Got my tickets for Wisconsin last week. Every summer I take the kids home for a month to my hometown of Ashland, just about the best hometown there ever was.
We go there and do things that are impossible to do here in the summer (like be outside). We go to spend time with relatives and long time friends (notice I did not say ‘old’) We go so the kids can get some sort of idea what it is like to live in the heart of the midwest, in a small town where people work hard and are good neighbors. A town where everyone looks forward to the Dairy Queen opening in spring and supports the high school football team. It is the sort of town that you can never imagine, unless you have been there. It warms my heart and feeds my soul.
This is the oredock. The town landmark for which the high school team is named. Yep, the Oredockers.
There used to be several more, but this is the last remaining. I take walks down here very single day during the summer. It used to be a great place to go parking…..(except the time I got the old blue chevrolet stuck in the snow and basically backed it into the lake)
We mostly hunt butterflies here now.
That is why the kids are in the water and I am on the beach taking pictures.
I am clearly homesick for Wisconsin today. I will share some more tomorrow. I have to go look at my airline tickets again……