Hello. It’s me!
There’s been a lot of sittin’ in the rig the past few days. At least today I got my paws on the ground a few times, and lemme tell ya, I may have stumbled across a NEW THREAT. Now, we’re going to have to give this some rigorous thought, because you don’t just add a threat to the four pillars of threats you already know and love …
- Rusted Metals.
Remember, a threat could be REAL, and if it is, then it isn’t necessarily a new threat. A threat could be PERCEIVED, and if it is, then it isn’t a threat at all, now is it? And don’t even get me started on CHUPACABRA.
We launch our trip today amid cloudy, foggy skies. Dad set the tone early, with a musical accompaniment courtesy of the Bee Gees.
We stopped for gas … and of course I spied a threat … RUSTED METAL.
So let’s just say I was on edge, assessing threats all day.
Cloudy skies turned to rainy skies. It’s June 12, but it is still cool in the Northlands. Fortunately, Wisconsin welcomed us back with open arms.
Halfway to our destination, we stopped so Mom could earn a well-deserved stamp courtesy of our Federal Government. I held down the fort … again … threats, #amirite?
Then things got interesting.
We decided to visit a friend from Seattle. He bought a resort and is refurbishing everything … just in time for guests this weekend.
I’m thinking to myself “I’d stay here!”.
But then, we took a walk. And during this walk, I started to sense that things were strange. I decided to sink my teeth into the topic.
We investigated a boat landing.
And while investigating said boat landing, I walked out on to the pier … that’s where I noticed what may well be a newly classified threat.
Yup … that mustard-like mixture floating in a fresh lake is POLLEN.
I know, I know, you can make a solid case that POLLEN is a REAL threat. And you can make a pretty solid case that POLLEN is a PERCEIVED threat. I guess I’m asking you to weigh in on the subject … leave a comment … should POLLEN be …
- A Real Threat, and therefore is not classified.
- A Perceived Threat, and therefore is not classified.
- A New Threat, not altogether different from a Chupacabra or Rusted Metals.
Dad should have taken a video of me as I engaged with the pollen … I kinda looked like I was doing the Cha-Cha while assessing the threat.
From there the day devolved into an orgy of caloric consumption that might only be eclipsed by Joey Chestnut. Mom and Dad (who both skipped lunch in order to enjoy the meal) visited McGregor’s Blink Bonnie (for your homework assignment, please visit my entry from late May 2016 and you’ll see we’ve been here before).
A sampling of the gluttony …
Praise be to #Jesus for enabling Dad to curb his consumption at 4,194 calories … allowing me to sup on five tiny pieces of Ribeye!
We set up camp for the evening in Woodruff … tomorrow we move on toward Eau Claire.
Did you notice the pup hiding under “Montana”? I think the pup was afraid of POLLEN.
Again, weigh in via the comments section … how should POLLEN be viewed (and no Jive Talkin’ here, be honest)?
- A Real Threat.
- A Perceived Threat.
- A New Threat.