Last weekend I made my annual pilgrimage to Green Lake, WI, now a six-year tradition. Every time I go I realize I live in a bubble in LA.
While I am in no rush to move to Wisconsin, there is something so charming and laid back about life away from the big city. The lake was particularly idyllic this year and with autumn now upon us, I had it almost to myself.
Our tradition of Friday Night Fish Fry was broken last year to try something new, but I was happy to return to our usual restaurant for all-you-can-eat haddock.
My host Denny is a Chicago native so lunches were also not to be missed, including Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza (simply amazing) and Chicago-style hot dogs (don’t even think about adding ketchup!). I don’t eat hot dogs. Ever. Unless I am in Green Lake, that is. Here I ate four of them…and probably could have had another.
Renewing old friendships, catching up the latest news, and just sitting around discussing politics is something I look forward to every year.
Keep in touch with old friends. Make the effort to get together. It’s almost always worth it. It’s one of the primary joys of travel.