Camp Randall Stadium–

KAZOWY!  Here we are takin’ in a game at Camp Randall Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. . .go Badgers?…really??. . .how the heck did we get here???  Who knows…who cares. . .you just gotta keep rollin’ with it, baby–jaaaa!!

Camp Randall Stadium is built on the site of old Camp Randall from the U.S. Civil War…apparently this was a major outpost for training troops, caring for wounded, staging supplies, etc.  After the war ended, the university was founded and various stadiums were built on this site for games of all sorts. . .and now this is solely the home field for the Badger football team–nice lookin’ place…we are honored to be here.

Wisconsin football is quite good at the moment. . .the team is ranked number 5 in the country as I write this. . .not too shabby. . .plus, the campus is wonderfully situated on the shore of Lake Mendota and on the isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona–mmm, aaaahh!!

If you ever find yerself wanderin’ around in dese parts, then you gotta do your best to check out the U-W campus and pop on into a game if you hear the crowd roaring. . .you will love it all jus’ like we do–I gar-ron-taaayy!

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On the waterfront–

POW!  The morning walk along the Hudson River in Battery Park City is uplifting and exhilarating every day…it’s nice when the sky is clear and the sun is beaming, but this is not required–we will walk in rain, snow, sleet, wind, fog, and/or locusts…the weather is not ultra-important.  What is most important is simply being here now in this moment and enjoying whatever is going on around us. . .

. . .actually a nice way to approach all things that we encounter: assess the approaching weather system and don the appropriate gear–coats, jackets, shorts, leggings, gloves, hats, etc….AND the appropriate frame-of-mind–openness, warmth, empathy, perseverance, fortitude, curiosity, etc.

Please do a walk or three along the Hudson the next time you find yourself hangin’ in New York City…it will set you right in every way possible. . .mmmm, aaaahh!

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Dinner and a show–

BAM!  Here we are hangin’ in Spring Green, Wisconsin: hometown of Frank Lloyd Wright and home of the American Players Theater, one of the sweetest outdoor theaters in the midwest of the U.S. of A.

Frank was actually born in a town called Richland Center about 20 miles from here, but the Lloyds and the Wrights owned lots of land in the Spring Green area on the banks of the Wisconsin River, and this is where Frankie-boy spent most of his childhood and subsequently lots of his adulthood.

As this area became a big tourist and architectural pilgrimage destination in the mid-20th century, some forward-thinking folks decided to build an outdoor theater here that is now called the American Players Theater.  APT presents a full line-up of plays every spring, summer, and fall that run in repertory.  They do lots of Shakespeare, Shaw, and French and English farces, as well as some contemporary dramas and comedies with a permanent company of players.  The setting is lovely in the woods near Taliesin–Frank Lloyd Wright’s nearby home–lots of picnic areas for patrons, lots of bug spray to make sitting outside bearable, and lots of facilities for a top-notch theater experience during the day or at night.

One of the main restaurants to visit in Spring Green pre-theater or any time is The Shed…a relaxed, simple, middle-of-the-road place where you can gobble a burger or fried fish or pasta, sip on delicious home-brewed iced tea, and soak up the vibes of America’s Dairyland and descendants of the Lloyds and the Wrights all while waiting to see an APT performance.

Please consider checkin’ out the American Players Theater and The Shed the next time you find yourself toolin’ through Spring Green, Wisconsin. . .you will love it all–I gar-ron-taaayy!!

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Bike and sky–

The sun continues to rise and shine…the clouds continue to form and flow…the breezes continue to blow and cleanse…and the motorcycle gods at Harley-Davidson continue create and exhilarate. . .mmm, aaaahh!

Riding along the open roads of southwestern Wiskonsen is magical…this is prime Harley country. . .no traffic, tons of golden fields, and miles-upon-miles of rolling hills and winding roads that make a Softail Slim open up and go, “yeah, baby!”

Why?…what?…where?…who?…how? all dissipate into “whatever.”  All is the same as it ever was…only faster and more easily accessed now.  The light always exists with the dark, and where it all ends, nobody knows–ambiguous, mysterious, magical, and reasonably unreasonable…we jus’ gotta accept it and flooooowwwww!!

So, keep ridin’ your ride. . .enjoy this moment and this one and this one, etc.  We are all lucky to be here now.  And if you ever find yerself toolin’ around in Wisconsin be sure to grab a bike of any kind, bop from town to town, sip an occassional warm beverage or three, and ROLL WITH IT ALL, BABY!

I send you uplifting and stimulating vibes from the heart of America’s Dairyland. . .feel them. . .they can help you do good today.

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The cycle continues…

The sun comes up, the sun goes down, and we gobble din-din. . .same as it ever was.

The sunrises and sunsets are particularly wonderful here in western Wiskonsen…with rolling hills, wild grasses, vast farmland, and hearty people who know how to raise and cook beef correctly. . .mmmm, aaaahh!

The chef above works in the main restaurant of The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse right on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. . .stop in some time if you ever find yerself wanderin’ around in the midwest of the U.S. of A….he will be happy to cook up whatever you are cravin’, and he will cook it real good-like, I gar-ron-taaayy–jaaaaa!!

I send you satisfying vibes from The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin…feel them…they will hold you through the night.

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Ride your ride, baby!

MMM!  We’re havin’ a heat wave here in southwestern Wiskonsen, and we are doin’ our best to soak it up real good-like…jaaaa!!

Harleys are built for empty dairyland farm roads…empty dairyland farm roads are built for Harleys. . .we can zoom around anywhere we like at just about any speed that we like–though it is best to observe and comply with all road signs, limits, and notifications…most of the time.

Sometimes, though, we just gotta unleash a bit and see what we can do…see what this machine can do…see where the edge is, get right up to it, and smile. . .mmm, aaaahh!

Autumn has arrived, and the planet is as warm as ever. . .humans will adept–this is what they/we do. . .no worries–lots of concerns–but no worries.

Be sure to keep ridin’ your ride wherever you are, baby. . .you know what you are capable of…push it to the edge, your edge, and enjoy.

They can’t harvest the grain here in Wisconsin until a good frost hits. . .by the looks of things this may happen a tad later than normal.  ‘Normal’…what’s that?  Anybody know?  Nope. . .

. . .just ride your ride, and all will be good.  Where it all stops, nobody knows.  Cheers!

I send you free and easy vibes from the county roads of southwestern Wisconsin…feel them…they are good for your digestion.

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#1 butter burger?…possibly…

BAM!  Here it is…Kopp’s in Glendale just north of Milwaukee…the place that many people believe serves the tastiest butter burger in Wisconsin…let’s check it out.

First, this building used to be something called the Milky Way Drive-In…this is important because the Milky Way was the inspiration for Arnold’s Drive-In on the famous American TV show called “Happy Days.”  The Fonz, Richie, Potsy, Ralph-malph, et al. all hung out at Arnold’s on the show…lots of fun to feel a few Happy-Day-vibes while checkin’ things out here.

Now Kopp’s occupies the premises and people flock here from Milwaukee and the surrounding area to gobble burgers and suck down tasty frozen custard.

I am having the double-cheeseburger with ‘the WORKS’…two delicious beef patties, American cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles, fried onions, and drizzled in butter…I think…don’t really see much butter on this thing.  Nevertheless, the whole concoction is moist, juicy, and extremely tasty…I like this burger a lot–the most interesting butter burger that I have had in Wisconsin.

But I gotta tell you, I like the butter burger at Solly’s more because there is a ton of butter on it, and it makes no apologies about what it is: a gooey and greasy burger smothered in wonderful Wisconsin butter…take it or leave it.  I take it…also, the overall experience at Solly’s is more fun cuz it’s an old diner, you can sit at the counter, watch your burger being made, chat with the server, sip unsweetened iced tea, etc. and so on…all things that you cannot do at Kopp’s…ah well.

I also gotta sample some frozen custard…simply a type of ice-cream that has little to no air in it making for a denser and richer product.  I ingest the chocolate…it is very good. . .I love all things ice-cream-oriented so it is really hard to mess this up for me.

I will definitely eat more at Kopp’s and at Solly’s. . .so fun to compare the famous butter burgers and see what’s what.  I recommend that you hit Kopp’s…also Solly’s…you will love them both–I gar-ron-taaayy!!

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