The Free-Ride family is spending a week communing with Free-Ride forebears on neutral turf in Wisconsin. Internet access is spotty, so while I have access to the tubes, a few quick observations:
- It’s really green here in August. Back in our part of California, it’s never this green unless you’re still within the rainy season. And that’s in the winter.
- The tourist traps are remarkably nice — not crowded or Disneyfied, lots of fresh air and things growing, and restaurant prices that are actually reasonable.
- However, others of the tourists feel compelled to share with us what they know about the climate (owing to a nephew’s recent astronomy class), which is that there is no global warming! and carbon dioxide is good for agriculture! It is important that we be educated. Because there’s no chance at all that one of us might be a college professor. Or that another of us may have worked on a project analyzing 35 years’ worth of climate data.
More later; the sprogs got a head start to the pool, and it’s time for me to catch up.