Most of the traveling we do is to festivals and multi-day concerts, and Jonesy is the undeniable master of planning. Every ticket, map, and supply is purchased, printed, and packed. I can't think of a time that we have ever had a major problem (*knocks on wood*). My grand dream is to convince him that we should take life (and business) on the road airstream-style, and that he should be the master coordinator of it all. A girl can dream!
But, truth be told, our schedules and finances of late have required a lot more spur of the moment decision making. Instead of planning several months in advance, it's been more like 'hey, there's this show I really think we should go to next week, whaddyathink?' So was the case this past week. I found out Wednesday afternoon that I could get Thursday night off. So we purchased tix and hopped in the car, Wisconsin-bound for The Big Wu & Leftover Salmon at The Majestic Theatre.
It felt very much like an escape as we passed the exit where I would normally turn off for work. The 2.5 hour trip flew by, and soon we were pulling into our friends' hotel (which had a great view of the capitol building). I've been to the Majestic once before for Hot Buttered Rum in May 2009. It was much more crowded this time, but still a lot of fun! We went for Leftover Salmon, but both bands were really great.
Between sets we stopped in The Great Dane Pub. I went with the Old Glory American Pale Ale, which we agreed was better than the IPA Jonesy tried. We are still trying to solve the mystery of why our two beers came to a total of $3.88. The receipt showed both pints, so it definitely wasn't a mistake…weird!
Friday morning was crisp and clear, and we were both a little awe-struck as we made our way out of city. All of the little restaurants and the huge bike lanes had us itching to spend more time there. And, of course, there was a stop at Woodman's for loads of beer that we can't get in Illinois. The rest of the trip home was quiet as we just enjoyed the landscape of Wisconsin in the fall.
In other news...
Career stuff going on:
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Hello, there! My name is Nikki Jones and this is a place for me to write about my travels, my urban homesteading adventures, and whatever else my little heart desires at a given moment. Like many personal-blog bloggers, there are times I write daily and long streteches I'm not inspired to write at all. And that's ok! At any rate, I'm glad you're here.