We are all about to embark on a well-deserved summer break, each of us heading to a different location. Let’s see, I know students from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Maine, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina and South Carolina mostly. And, I also know students returning to Malaysia, Thailand, and Germany!
I will be driving to Wisconsin to visit family, stopping in Illinois to see more family. Wisconsin has always been a dream-place for me. Growing up in Chicago, Wisconsin was the place to vacation to. As a young adult I felt really lucky to be able to live there and graduate from the University of Wisconsin. Now I contemplate whether I wish to start a practice there. Not sure because I have spent many years in New England, since undergraduate school, which has also been very special.
In any case, we will soak up what was once a farm-dominated state with wonderful down-to-earth people. We’ll visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead again and the Swedish shops that are nearby. Definitely there will be trips to the antique stores! Last year I found an amazing cache of Lu-Ray Pastel dishes that just happened to be on sale!!!
We may visit an alpaca farm for my sister-in-laws’ home wool projects. That will be fun, fun, fun! She’s considering bringing one home!!!
Which one do you think it will be? (Last time I went to an animal “shelter” with my brother to look for some barn cats, I brought a beautiful calico kitty home! Hmmm, aren’t the alpacas cute?) Perhaps we’ll preview adopting a pinto pony? OK, we’ll just pet them. :)
And I’m sure we’ll check in with a local chiropractor after the long trip in the car.
Ahhh! I’m ready!! Hope everyone else has a lovely, well deserved summer break!!