|Yes, that is a mannequin dressed in uniform. LOL|
After our history lesson, we picked up my ring, and Yasmine and we went to the Ski-Ters show. I knew they would enjoy the water skiing. I make sure to go to at least one show every summer. I should go to more.. they are FREE! The radio station was there giving away door prizes.. I had entered Vernon's name without him knowing and his name was called! He was like, HUH? It was funny! He won a cd of some old country western singer, and it was autographed. He thought it would be a perfect gift to bring home to his parents. I thought that was a great idea as well.
There is this place just across the Michigan border in Spread Eagle. (Yes, that is the name of the unincorporated community) and there is a strip club in Spread Eagle! Pretty genius... anyway... I have always passed this place called the Bears Den and wondered if it was any good. Well after living up here for nearly 12 years I finally tried it out. This place is AWESOME! It's clean, well kept, and the people are nice. We spent an afternoon playing mini-golf and Vern kicked all our butts, but I came in second. Woo Hoo!
Next were the go-karts. Vernon was a speed demon and passing up the girls. Yasmine was holding her own and zipping around the track, and then there was Heidi... I laughed so hard every time she came around, so very cautious. Vern and Yaz would try to get around her because they lapped her a few times and Heidi would have this "Oh Shit!" look on her face. It was great. She drove right in the middle which made it difficult for anyone to get around her. Vernon's face was very serious and he was so focused. I loved watching him drive, I'm glad I chose to sit on the sidelines to take pictures.
I tried so hard to find a car show for Vern. He loves American cars, especially old American cars. I looked for weeks on websites, facebook, for anything anywhere in the U.P. or north eastern Wisconsin, I couldn't find anything. Then I remembered that there was a racetrack in Norway, MI so I looked in to that. We went to the races one night, and what we thought was only going to be a couple of hours was hours and hours and hours... I never knew these races took so long. UGH! The girls got sick of it really quick and ended up in the truck, Vern and I got tired after a while and left before it was over, but we had fun while we were there.
This post was a bit longer than I had planned, but I'm hoping you found it interesting or entertaining. I again tried to fit things into our schedule that were "American", or "Upper Michigan". I think I managed to succeed at that.
Do you have tourist traps, attractions or museums where you live? Do you ever go to them? I have been driving by the Cornish Pump/WWII Glider museum for 6 years without stopping in. Don't wait for company or out of town visitors to go... you may learn something about where you live and actually have some fun.