Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

A No-Go On Wisconsin

I mentioned that the husband wanted me to go with him to a gig in Wisconsin. I had reservations about going. I wasnt going to go if it was my instincts telling me not to go.

I couldn’t quite put my finger on my reasons against the trip. But when the husband reminded me that the trip would take place during his Spring Break, I really relaxed. Turns out my worry wasn’t some instinctual gut feeling. It was just a fear of a ridiculously long day trip.

My dad and his dad both travelled with him out of state twice to do a gig. They made a guy’s night of it. They drove there after everyone got off work, drove back that night, and then got up and went to work the next morning. I really really didn’t want to do that. They had three people driving, while we’d only have two.

But knowing it was his Spring Break, all my hesitation went away. Being married to a teacher/musician has its benefits, one being he has a Spring Break. He said we could spend Wednesday in Wisconsin. To me that sounded like the perfect opportunity to go on a wine and cheese hunt. Wisconsin is known for it’s cheese, after all. You go to KCMO, you get barbeque. You go to Wisconsin, you get cheese.

Suddenly,  I was all into the idea of going on the trip. Then I got to work and realized I was thinking of the wrong week. During the husband’s spring break, he gets 10 days off. I have to work 5 days out of 10. That sucks! But worse is that I work on the day he wants to go up there.

It’s not like he can move his gig to another day, so now I can’t go on the trip. And that makes me sad. Having a wine and cheese tasting actually sounded quite wonderful when I thought of it. So Wisconsin won’t be getting crossed off our list. Sad face. Maybe we’ll go to Wisconsin Dells this summer. That could be fun.

Meanwhile, the husband reminded me we’d also travelled to Indiana. Visiting friends doesn’t exactly count to me because it’s just a 30 min drive from some parts of Chicago. But we did go for a gig of his once and stay overnight in a hotel, so that counts!

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2 responses

  1. silverneurotic

    Aww, that’s too bad. Stupid work always getting in the way, it sounded as though it would have been a fun trip. I mean, it’s always a good time when there’s wine and cheese involved. 😉

    April 7, 2012 at 19:54

    • I know, right? But we’ll get to Wisconsin another time. In fact, as I write this comment, the husband is on his way back form the gig. He didn’t spend the night because I wasn’t with him.

      April 10, 2012 at 23:06