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13 August 2012 @ 09:01 pm
On (to) Wisconsin!  
Yes, I know it's been months since I last posted, and I'm making a mad dash to post before we go on vacation tomorrow for a week.

We'll be going up to Wisconsin for the Argonauts/Castaways joint run, which we've been attending for years. Each year we also bring up real Memphis barbeque (via Central BBQ) for those poor, pitiful cheeseheads who have no real food and have to survive on beer, brats, and cheese curds. Bless their pea-pickin' hearts. ;-) Our sightseeing adventure during the trip will be to make a return visit to Door County, the splinter of Wisconsin that juts into Lake Michigan; the city of Green Bay is at the juncture where this splinter joins the rest of the state. Door County seems to be known for its cherry harvests and its lighthouses. Last time we visited there, we drove all the way to Death's Door, the tip. This year we plan to park there and catch the ferry over to Washington Island, just off the coast. Of course, I'm bringing my camera arsenal to capture as much as I can, mostly on film, including my 4x5 Graflex Crown Graphic.

I'm also very near the end of my tenure in braces now. Next month I will have been in them for three years. It's a pity my orthodontist couldn't have seen fit to take them off before my vacation, since my next appointment (when he just might remove them) is only two days after we get back! Oh, well, it'll be worth it, whenever it occurs. As long as I've been them, I might as well be patient in finishing them out.

There's nothing else major to report. The heat of summer has kept me from doing as much photography and darkroom printing as I would have liked -- pretty much none, really -- so I'm really going to try to make the most of this cooler fall, and of course the mild Wisconsin weather while we're up there! Everything's packed, and as soon as I can get off work tomorrow, we leave for the Badger State. I'll post links to my photoset from the trip as soon as I'm home and have started processing, developing, and scanning everything.
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cellboy, Rick: The Landingcellboy on August 14th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
Have a great vacation. And post some vacation pics please! :)
designerotter: relaxed otterdesignerotter on August 14th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Wow - hadn't realized you're a photography enthusiast using film - and a Graflex no less!
Really looking forward to seeing the next set of pictures.

Good luck at the orthodontist's, and have a wonderful time in Door County, said to be one of the state's finest vacation areas (and one I've never seen in person) !