The Heat is On . . .

I spent the morning figuring out where we’re going when we leave here on Saturday. And now I know where we’re going to be for the next week.

Our first stop will be in Albert Lea, MN, where, using one of Nick Russell’s E-Book Guides, I found a nice, cheap site at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds there. We’ll only be there the one night, and then it’s on to the Wisconsin Dells where we’ll stay for 5 nights at the K and L Campground, a Passport America park.

After that, it gets a little squishy. We may spend a few days on the peninsular at Sturgeon Bay, before we head up to Sault Sainte Marie for a while, or we may just go straight from the Dells to the UP. We’ll figure it out next week.

About 1pm Jan and I headed a few miles down the road to see another movie. We were hoping to make it another two’fer like yesterday, but couldn’t make the times and theaters work out. So we decided to see “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy of TV’s ‘Mike and Molly”. Today’s movie was at a different theater than yesterday’s movies. And because of that, our tickets cost us over twice as much.

Yesterday’s movies were at an older mall and the theater was basically a ‘Dollar’ movie, and at $3.00 a ticket, a lot cheaper than the $6.25 we paid today. And unlike a lot of other second tier theaters, it was very nice inside, and more importantly, you’re feet don’t stick to the floor.

The mall housing yesterday’s theater was kind of interesting too. Although it still has a few retail stores besides the 7 screen theater, about 10 years ago they started converting it to a professional office building housing doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, financial companies, etc. And it must be pretty successful, because they’re adding on to it.

We both really enjoyed ‘The Heat’ since we liked Sandra Bullock for a long time, and Melissa McCarthy’s Mike and Molly is one of our favorite TV shows. Though be forewarned that the movie is rated ‘R’, and it’s definitely for the language, not sex.

By the time the movie was over it was after 4pm so we headed next door to have dinner at Ruby Tuesday. It’s been a while since we’ve eaten at one, but we’ve saw their new ads on TV, and we’ve always liked their big salad bar. Jan had the Blackened Tilapi and I had the Grilled Chicken and Shrimp, both very good. And they had something new.

They now have a competitor for Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. They’re called Maple Bacon Garlic Cheese Biscuits and they’re even better than Red Lobster’s. Worth going back just for them.

Tomorrow we’ll may try to take in another movie or two. We’ll see.


Thought for the Day:

We are all criminals, we just have not been arrested yet.



8 Responses

  1. Hey Guys

    You don’t have to be in South Dakota to renew your drivers license just have to show two things with your address on them.

  2. Door County Wis. is one of my all time favorite places to go, but always in the fall. If you get a chance take the ferry to Washington Island off the NE tip of the peninsula. Happy trails.

  3. Rich,

    Here’s what the SD website says about it.

    People who travel full-time – If you are using a South Dakota mail forwarding address, you will need to complete the “Residency Affidavit” and provide one document proving your temporary South Dakota address (campground or RV park receipt). If you have friends or family in South Dakota and plan to use their address, you can complete and follow the instructions on the Consent for Use of Address form.

    I also ask the lady at the DMV and was told that it must be something with a physical address on it, not your PMB address.

    She also said that as far as she knew, the residency affidavit must be notarized by a SD notary. Or at least she always checks for it.

    That, plus having to go to an optometrist and pay for a vision test, means it’s probably easier for us to just plan to be up here at least every 5 years.

    Actually, we’re up here almost every year anyway.

  4. When in the Dells area do go to Baraboo to the Circus World Museum. Great fun.

  5. When in the Dells eat at Almos great briskets

  6. Sorry about the miss spell the restaurant is called Alamos not Almo

  7. Nancy,

    We passed it today. We’ll check it out.

    So many restaurants. So little time.

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