Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life Up North

One of my favorite memories of growing up in Wisconsin was traveling up north to Chetek and my great-grandma's lake home. I was pretty young, so some of my memories may be jumbled, but these are events that stick out the most and I think they all include my cousin, Nicole:

  • going to the Miss Chetek pageant at the local high school
  • going to Ben Franklin with my aunt and cousin to purchase fake flowers and everything needed to have our own beauty pageant 
  • taking the canoe out and "accidentally" flipping it over in the middle of the lake (family was not happy)
  • calling my cousin porcupine legs because she shaved her legs (obviously not that well) and we had to sleep together and her legs rubbed up on mine
  • going to the street dance and digging for money in a pile of sawdust
  • watching the church lady on Saturday Night Live
  • watching the men butcher the fish they caught that would later be our dinner
  • betting that our family couldn't tell the difference between Nicole and I's handwriting...they told us to spell "guess" and I spelled "geuss". Fail. 
  • picking green beans at the neighbor lady's house
  • visiting the cemetery with my grandma and placing flowers on deserted graves
Ahh, good times. I reminisce because we will be there on Saturday. Not the same house but the same small town. I think back now about how much you take for granted when you are a child. What we would give to still have that property in our family, right on the lake! We'll be in a newer cabin and will still get to do all of the fun lake stuff. I wonder if I'll remember any landmarks there and how much it has changed. Now we can go out with the adults and experience what they did when we were wee ones :) I'll update with fun pictures on my photo blog (hopefully if the technology is available!). Most of all I'm excited to cool off! Have you walked outside today? Ick! It's 101 degrees, humid, and not even 11:00 a.m. 

I must clean the house for our house/dog sitter. Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it will be a sweet vacation. I love going back to places like that full of memories. Have a great one!