And it Ended With Chicken Parm

When I started writing this post I was sitting in a hotel room in nowhere Wisconsin, while it  was not only raining, but freezing outside.  It is only September and already 50 degrees out. Isn’t September suppose to be warm? 

Anyway, back to the being in Wisconsin part. My boyfriend is an audiologist and on some weekends he spends his time working a booth at Road America car races providing hearing protection for fans as well as drivers. Last time we came was warm, dry,  and a rather fun time. Did I mention already that it was warm?

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My “It’s too cold and early to be out of my warm bed” face

This time as we made the 2 hour drive it started to rain and I knew that it was going to make for a less than enjoyable day. We arrived in nowhere Wisconsin early Friday morning and thankfully our room was ready so we were able to check in early. I had barely enough time to get all cozy in the amazing king size bed before we had to leave to set up the tent for the next days races. (I tried to convince him to let me stay in the warm, dry room and watch TV, but that didn’t really work out). So there we were, all 5 of us, stumbling around in the rain trying our best to get this 20 foot tent set up and not fall in the growing mud puddles. I am very happy that I decided to pack that extra sweatshirt and my hunter rain boots last minute. After getting all set up I made a beeline back to the resort where I resumed my place under the covers until it was time for dinner.

While it wasn’t raining the next day it was still incredibly cold and Sunday wasn’t much better. By the third day I had stolen the bf’s under-armor shit, his extra sweatshirt, and his windbreaker. He actually thought that it felt nice out! I had so many cups of coffee and glasses of hot tea,as an extra attempt to stay warm, that I spent half the time running back and forth to the bathroom. When we finally packed up at the end of the third day I we were both exhausted and not looking forward to the 2 hour drive home. I was however, looking forward to the seat warmers and the nice pair sweatpants I had waiting for me in the car.

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Race day gear

While it may not sound like it, I actually had a great weekend. At the end of each day, before dinner, we got comfortable in front of the fireplace drinking wine. The first night we had a delicious dinner at the main restaurant and ending the evening with a nice relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi. For dinner the second night we decided to try out a local diner and then came back to resort to have desert in the bar by the warm fire.

I’ve never been that in to cars, but it was fun to see all of the different vintage cars and watch some of the races. Mostly it was just nice to spend the weekend watching the bf work and being a part of what he does. As we got back home Sunday we ended the weekend with dinner at one of our favorite places and a nice big serving of chicken parm.


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