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Friday, June 24, 2016

(6/24/2016 07:55:00 PM) - Al

As I said earlier, the Rambling family spent a few days in the Dells this week. Always have a good time there, though I was limited due to my bad knee (injured during that time I chased down a criminal that...never mind), been bothering me a couple months now, finally broke down and made an appointment next week with the only doc who had any open at the clinic (I guess that's why the walk in is always so busy), as he's leaving in a couple weeks).

I googled it a while back and the area that hurts is one of the ligaments guys injure all the time. However, the Rambling wife googled "arthritis" and the description matches mine perfectly she says. That's boring and makes me feel old, but is probably easier to take care of with exercises and pain relievers

{I plan on starting a pool as to how long before he tells me it would help if I lost weight, I got 4.5 minutes.}

than a damaged ligament.

Random thoughts from the week:

1. I've never seen grass so high along the interstate, some of had recently been cut, but what had not was 5-6 feet tall, and as thick as the Rambling brother's hay fields were when we visited on Memorial Day.

2. Last night, when we left the hotel for our evening meal (hicks would call it supper, and we do too), we encountered a mom, dad, and young teen daughter coming in. The Rambling son politely held the door open for them (probably eyeing up the young lady now that I think about it, a chip off the old block) and they walked by...and the daughter was carrying a box fan...not one like would go on a desk, like a 2.5 foot square box fan, like you'd put in a big room to circulate the air a bit. The Rambling son was kind of making fun of them for a while, and we explained that it was probably to make noise rather than cool the room, as they certainly knew the rooms had AC. That said, there certainly must be smaller, easier to transport sound machines, isn't there?

3. Went to a place called Pizza Lab last night, basically a Subway style, choose your own toppings pizza place, $8.79, regardless of your choices. And, since it is an 11 inch pie, all of us had leftovers to take home. Not only was it yummy, both the Rambling wife and I thought the crust was as good as we'd ever had; light, airy, perfectly done. They said it was not a chain, but it was so good, I hope someday it is.

4.Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, our first time there. Everyone was very nice, and when the people in the room above us could not figure out the the shower curtain should be tucked inside the tub, which resulted in a heavy leak into our bathroom, both the maintenance guy and a pretty gal named Sammi asked if we wanted to change rooms. I told them we'd tough it out, and it stopped after about half an hour.

5. Always strange that the Dells "season" does not start until July 4th weekend, which is why we always go in late June, when they have far more deals and specials going on.

6. Every year, we notice the same things...a few more "mom and pop" hotels are gone, replaced by mammoth new corporate structures, the Mount Olympus brand adds on a few more properties, and more delivery vehicles are on the road. Last night, returning from our pizza and ice cream supper, about 7PM, it seemed as if 50-60% of all the traffic had a lighted sign on top of the car.

7. One thing I did not notice...usually, you see where the Dells has expanded in one direction or another. Maybe it has again and we just were never on that side of town, but did not see it.




6/24/2016 07:55:00 PM


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