As I advised, I tricked out the car with amusements for the kids. The most used item today? Not the spam tin filled with gummy bears. Not the new apps on my iPad. You guessed it-the personal fans you can cool your face with. Blair flew too close to the sun before we were out of the neighborhood and got my hair caught in the propellers. Not on purpose. At least I can’t prove it.
Lots of anti Governor Scott Walker signs on the highway in Wisconsin.
Met up with new friend of a friend when we arrived at our destination, Madison, WI. We were immediate peas and carrots. Any single person who can hang with me and my three hooligans at a Jamaican restaurant is an immense trooper. Our friendship was cemented when, faced with an hour long wait for a table at Jolly Bob’s, she convincingly told the hostess that, “Why yes. We are Carrie, party of five whose table is now ready to be seated.” Rock star.
After 6 hours in the car with me stifling threats about going all Mitt Romney on their asses and making them ride on the top of the car unless they behaved, Rowan’s 11th birthday was topped off by ice cream at the dizzying Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor.