A Long Road Into Nowhere

Trip Start Nov 10, 2009
Trip End Dec 18, 2009

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Flag of United States  , Wisconsin
Saturday, November 14, 2009

The highways near Chicago are a tangled back of the TV during the era when the DVD, VHS, CD and Cassette were overlapping each other in varying heydays. (yeah, that was too much).  These jumbled expressways serve to confuse and bewilder the GPS and by extension this driver. 

I've been to Chicago more than 50 times in my life and I know how to get to greater Milwaukee still, I listen to the GPS and go round in circles a couple three times to the point where I'm talking to myself, out loud and then to the GPS itself.

I finally work out where I'm going (following the "Milwaukee" sign might have been a good start) and about two hours later I am in Manitowoc, WI.  Not much goes on in this town it's, about 40 minutes from Green Bay and is famous for The Manitowoc Company, purveyors of fine household appliances.  A place where last century yours truly hocked some stock plan administration software.  It is a lovely place. 

I got to the Comfort Inn and negotiated a low rate with Tiffany.  I asked for the AAA Rate and then the government employee rate.  She asked me to prove I was a government employee and the jig was up.  We settled somewhere between AAA and GOVT.

Tiffany had a tattoo on her under forearm.  I recognized it from somewhere but, couldn't place it.  I soon learned that it was a logo for the Insane Clown Posse a Detroit white rap outfit that goes for the same kind of theater that KISS did only more murderous and rapping.  I was shocked by her commitment to a band that 10 years from now will maintain the staying power of 311.  Come original everyone. 

I noticed the Green Bay Packer Backers unpacking their cars as I was checking in.  A big game Sunday, a big game with the Cowboys.

Off to sleep I went with slight reservations about some chest tightening and a mildly sore throat.

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