Escape to Beautiful
Logged 630 beau-ti-fic miles on the Harley Davidson Softail Slim over the weekend, guests of a hard-working farm couple at their lakeside getaway home. Seven couples in all. Our host reports the dairy economy on his farm is in excellent shape — something the news media is not mentioning. Good news rarely sells, it seems.
One of the many highlights was an excursion to Timm’s Hill, Wisconsin’s highest point at 1,951 feet, near the hamlet of Omega in Price County. Climbed the observation tower for a 30-mile panorama of the North Woods, including placid Bass Lake to the south, 160 feet below.
The hill is located in a county park which should be upgraded to a state park. Better biffies, please! The road in is appropriately twisty; tall trees come right to the side of the road. My kind of motorcycling. On the way back stopped at Hill of Beans restaurant in High Point Village, with Bass Lake and Timm’s Hill framed by a flower-garlanded, white picket fence. Three ladies ran the place and accommodated us with good humor, beer and (yes) ice cream.
Was a relief to escape the chaos of Madison for some road therapy, good food and great friends. Saw no face masks except at one collectibles shop in Neillsville, which we did not enter. Back to the observation tower at Timm’s Hill As expected, many names carved into the wooden railings. But did not expect “Black Lives Matter,” which a subsequent visitor corrected with the word “All.”
Do you know these thugs?
Wanted in the beat down of Sen. Tim Carpenter 06-23/24-2020. Contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or by computer at P3tips.com.
No peace, no justice
Follow-up to that Lake Mills incident. The citizenry is demanding the resignation of Rachael Davies, vice president of the local school board, who denounced the victim of an automobile accident on the say-so of a Black Lives Matter activist who, police dash-cam video proved, was the one who actually caused the accident — “but lied about it in a Facebook live video to incite people to come to the city to protest,” according to the Lake Mills Leader.
“Without knowing any of the facts, Rachael Davies referred to this driver as ‘some expletive racist,’ said Darryl Krejci, during public comment at the meeting. “I’ve lived in this community for 23 years, I’ve seen and dealt with many horrible things during that time but never have I ever been so disappointed in someone I voted for.”
⇒ Random thought: If our CNN-watching acquaintances, many of whom wear face masks driving on the Interstate highway, were so worried about kids dying if we open school, maybe we should shut down Chicago.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Move to Madison, Ms. Davies. You would be elected mayor. Recall Satya Rhodes Conway!