Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back From Hodag...

...and couldn't be happier. Nine days is waaay too much country music and camper time for me. I uploaded pictures from last week. If you want to see what all the fuss is about and you're a Ross Maxwell "friend" on Facebook, they're in my Hodag photo album.

Two BIG thank you's. First, to Paul's Trailer & RV in Morrison for giving us a deal on the camper for nine days. And a HUGE thank you to PB&J RV Repair and Road Service on Hwys 10 & 76 west of the Fox Cities. We were on our way out of town and were having trouble with the electric brakes on the truck and had to stop in. It was 15 minutes before they were closing for the holiday weekend and they stayed over an hour to take care of the problem. They could have stuck us with a pricey labor bill but they were very cool and did a great job. They just opened earlier this year so if you need your camper worked on, they're your guys. Thanks again!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mmmm. Twangy.

In mere hours I will be leaving for my yearly trek to the Wisconsin northwoods and the Hodag Country Music Festival. Yes, I know. It's country music. Those of you familiar with the situation know that this trip is not of my choice. My wife is the big country music fan and this trip is her deal. So to fulfill my husbandly duties I go along to listen to such artists as George Jones and Neal McCoy while self-medicating with Anheuser-Busch products.

Actually, it could be worse. Unlike other country music festivals where you have to buy their warm overpriced beer I can bring in my own. And since I grew up on old country I don't mind seeing ol' Possum or Loretta Lynn. In fact, the highlight of my Hodag weekend will be when she sings "Fist City". Then I can pass out happy.

Hodag runs from July 8th through the 11th but I'll be posting updates at various times during the week. And once the festival starts, I'll upload some pictures of some of the more interesting things I see (including some quality "eye candy", fellas... I just posted one from last year.). Check my "Mobile Uploads" at my personal Facebook page (not the fan page).

And wish me luck. I'll need it.