Bye Bye …and Thank You!

Bye Bye …and Thank You!

It’s no secret that tourism thrives in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.  What I think is a cool tradition is an event every Labor Day in Minocqua.  Each year there are a couple establishments right along Highway 51 that gather a bunch of folks and they make a day of it.  The folks sit out on lawn chairs and wave to all the tourists heading south and YES…it’s a LINE of vehicles heading out of the Northwoods for another summer season and back to the cities for another year of school, work and no more vacation.  People honk their horns and the folks sitting in their chairs wave and hold signs that say “Thank You” or “Drive Safe” or “See you next year”.  Some people have said…anything to have a party….I say…it’s a cool tradition and an opportunity to say THANK YOU to all the folks that spend time in the Northwoods and help the economy.  See you next time you’re up!

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Vinyl making a comeback!

Vinyl making a comeback!

I think maybe I should just say….”It’s Back!”  I was at a big box store the other day and almost snapped my neck when I turned my cart down the isle with DVDs and spotted a shelf of ALBUMS!!!!  Yes…RECORDS!!!!  Classic Rock selections.  It’s back…and there was even a gentleman thumbing thru them.  Now…only problem? …read more »

Ozzy…worth the wait

Ozzy…worth the wait

Well, it’s been 10 years since an Ozzy Osbourne release.  For some reason I don’t get too excited over a new release but the new Ozzy album “Ordinary Man” had me putting it on a thumb drive and listening (at a loud level) all the way home tonight on my 30 mile commute.  If you’ve…read more »

When will we hit “Double Nickels”?

When will we hit “Double Nickels”?

I recently put up a poll on our Facebook page regarding when you think will be the first day this year we hit 55 degrees.  Some interesting guesses.  It SEEMS like maybe August 12th?  That may be when the snow is completely gone. Now it’s my turn.  I think we may sneak close in March…read more »

It’s TAX Time

It’s TAX Time

OK…how do you plan your tax season?  I know a LOT of folks that wait till last minute.  Especially if they pay in.  I actually try to do mine right away.  If I have to pay in at least I know right away and I can prepare and pay it then toward the deadline.  I’d…read more »