Our white wine glass is half full
Helicopters on the embassy roof. The Delta variant hospitalizing the foolish. California is burning down. Haiti goes through still more hell. (Is any nation more cursed?) Washington is poised to spend the nation into bankruptcy. Drive-by shooting in Madison.
What a wonderful weekend!
Too much CNN will drive you crazy. Bitter-ender Trumpies are convinced we are “Losing Our Country.” The Werkes turned off Cable News and found the best of America! It was right here in southern Wisconsin where it’s been all along!
The Head Groundskeeper and Number One Son took in a Mallards game Saturday night, our first after all these years. What fun! Over 6,000 had the same idea. $20 gets you in. A funky little set-up at Warner Park on Madison’s northeast side. Belongs to a summer league for unpaid college kids. Eager-to-please dog runs out of the dugout to retrieve baseball bats! Real wood bats, not the dull ping of aluminum! Batting beach balls in the stands. Lots of families with little kids. A brat and a beer won’t break you.
Sunday we rolled down the rag top and pointed our FIAT 500 due west to the hills surrounding Barneveld for a great car show at Botham Vineyards. Might be Wisconsin’s version of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Great collection of classic Jaguars, Austin Healys, and Citroens — even a couple funky, 602 cc air-cooled Deux Cheveaux (the French Beetle) among others. Ogling a white convertible Rolls Royce Corniche while quaffing a glass of the estate’s white wine is how we weekend at the Werkes!
On the way back home took roads less traveled. Google Maps turned off, will o’ the wisp turned on. Heeded road signs marked with curvy arrows. Luxuriated in Mother Nature’s gift to Wisconsin: Farm fields and forests, hills and stream-meandered valleys under God’s own sunshine. Put $5 into a jar on an unattended farm wagon and came away with the best sweet corn of the season. Spooned some gelato in Mt. Horeb before hitting Blaska Stately Manor.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Only a couple face masks did we see all weekend. No confrontations; no politics, no shaming. The Brewers took two out of three and Jordan Love may not be a completely wasted draft pick!