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Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

It's a Kid's Life

Family, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Have any of you ever had a favorite uncle or aunt?

You know what I mean - the man or woman in your formative years that sort of filled some of the gaps. 

Maybe someone who helped you finish a lifetime chapter.

Or possibly provided an opportunity for you to scratch a lifetime itch.

Ok.  Indulged you?

I did.  More than one - too.

My wife and I invited a niece and a couple of nephews up to the farm for the weekend. 

When we're out of Tosa there is a slight paradigm shift and the aunt and uncle get to act like - well - your favorite aunt and uncle.

Anyway - here's what happened:

Stayed-up late at the fire pit, roasted marshmallows and told creepy stories

 (Actually we stayed up until midnight every night but we're not telling mom)

Went to Bay Beach in Green Bay - 25 cent rides - a nature center and Lambeau Field

Played Frisbee, launched tennis balls and threw the retriever dummy in the pond with Girlfriend

Grilled venison

Collected bones for the deer bone collection

Set live traps to catch some gophers

Went four-wheeling on the ATV

Drove the tractor

Fetched and uploaded pictures from the trail camera

Went swimming in Lake Michigan

Went to the dirt track races on Saturday night

Learned firearm basics and how to safely handle a .22 rifle

Went to the volunteer fire department's parade and picnic 

All three were ultimately returned home with only a few scrapes, bruises, burns and bug bites.

Tom

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