Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Up North"

Photo taken by Kendall Suhr
What is your "getaway?"  You know when you just need some time to take your mind off of the real world, forget about responsibility and just relax? 

We are very lucky becase almost 20 years ago (may have to check on that number) my parents bought some land in what we refer to as Wisconsinites as "up north" and we have been going up there on weekend getaways ever since.  I guess it isn't really that far north, but it is just enough to carry the mystique of northern Wisconsin.  A private lake, pine trees, fishing, mosquitos, grilling out and campfires, and anyone who has been "up north" knows the feeling behind it.  Whether you are camping, or staying in a cabin that feeling is the same.  You can't go for a walk without having most of the vehicles wave to you, the local bar always has your favorite beer on hand and ready to serve, and the fish are always biting.  It is almost like an alternate reality.

I just love going up there because it almost feels like a weight is lifted off your shoulders and when you pull in the driveway you can almost feel a calmness like nowhere else (or maybe that is just from the beer you cracked open before noon.)

So where do you go to getaway?  Does any other state have a comparable "up north"?


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