Birthdays

Birthdays

Another birthday gone by and this one was special. I usually don’t go nuts over birthdays at this point. Over the last 18 years or so I’ve spent my birthday at the Hodag Country Festival working for the radio stations. Now don’t get me wrong…it’s pretty cool to spend your birthday with 30,000 people for sure. The folks that own the festival are always SO nice each year, the folks attending the Hodag and last year my two daughters came up on stage and surprised (shocked) me and showed up. Not many people can celebrate a birthday like that. It is VERY cool for sure! This year with the Hodag Fest postponed to next year I celebrated my birthday in Merrimac, Wisconsin. Just me, my brother, nephew and niece with her two kids. 5 people and me! Quite a change from the norm but it was great! TOTAL relaxing on the shores of Lake Wisconsin. Just time well spent with family. JUST what the doctor ordered! Next years Hodag Fest will have my birthday the Monday AFTER the Hodag so it will be another year without the crowd of folks. I may just head to Merrimac again!! Birthdays as we get older are usually not a big deal but I’ve been blessed with some pretty good ones at the Hodag Fest and this year I was blessed with a relaxing time with family. Happy Birthday Duff….YOU OLD FART!!!

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OK…The Green and Gold is back

OK…The Green and Gold is back

SO…what do you think so far of the NFL season? I’ve heard many opinions from “OMG this is weird” to “I love my Green and Gold”. Mixed feelings from it’s not the same that you can’t tailgate in Lambeau to people saying “who cares, I’m not a sports fan anyway”. The bottom line is the…read more »

One More Walk

One More Walk

Although things were very different this year the Walk To End Alzheimer’s went on last Saturday in Antigo. They start off with a video that you can watch in your home. The video is about 15 minutes long. Then you are encouraged to go out and take the walk. You raise the funds as always.…read more »

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

I’ll keep this short and sweet. MOST of the great events we have in the Northwoods were cancelled this year. The days are getting shorter for sure. School is back in session (by 2020 standards). Yes it finally happened. I spotted my first tree turning red on Highway 47! The Deer in my back yard…read more »

Road Construction

Road Construction

I’m sure many of you in the Northwoods have noticed the repaving of Highway 47 from Rhinelander to the North. I’m amazed at how far they have gotten in just a few weeks. LOTS of trucks and lots of machinery and of course lots of delays. They are already up to Newbold in the northbound…read more »