August 26, 2007


As much as I live by the "band aid" theory of life, I am also pretty damned good at puttin' my head in the sand and leaving it there.

Sometimes.....sometimes I just don't want to know. I think it's kind of a survival tool for me.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, out of no where, I asked Mama just where, exactly, in Wisconsin Daddy and my Uncle were headed for their annual fishing trip.

They had been going there for my whole life, but I do not recall anyone ever mentioning the name of the place there went.

Spooner Wisconsin. So I looked it up, and asked the (for now) local tour guide where it is.

Seems Spooner Wisconsin is about a 5 hour drive from here. Huh. Not a bad little road trip.

So I think what I'd like to do this fall is one Friday, after making some calls in Wisconsin, Lana and I will just keep heading north. I've been hearing since I've moved up here that it's beautiful, and I can't help but think the fall would be the perfect time to make that cruise.

No real plan. I'll just head up there, get a hotel room and wander around for the weekend. We don't know exactly which lake it was. And honestly, I don't care. I'd just like to finally visit this place.

I was slated to go along that last year, so it's been a 35 year delay. I've never experienced a negative "vibe" when it comes to anything connected to Daddy, so I'm fully expecting to just enjoy exploring.

It really all boils down to closure. I'm obsessed with it. In EVERY corner of my life. And I think it's finally time to do this. Plus, who knows. It may become a favorite destination for me too.

I am, after all, my father's daughter......

Posted by Tammi at August 26, 2007 06:44 AM | TrackBack

Had an aunt & uncle that lived up by Spooner. Long drive, beautiful country. Used to gather Hickory nuts up by their farm.

Posted by: Harvey at September 1, 2007 09:17 AM
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