Thursday, July 31, 2014

Big Fancy Houses

Last night Travalon and I took Rodney and went hiking at a state park near our house, but the mosquitoes were so bad that we quickly ran back to the car. So then we drove around looking at big houses on the lake, which was super fun. Since Travalon drives a Lexus SUV, people just smiled and waved at us. I’ll bet they wouldn’t have been so friendly if we’d been driving through their neighborhoods in my old hooptie Erin Caitlyn O’Honda! We drove into one gated community, since the gate was open, and saw a number of the enormous houses were for sale. Maybe people can’t afford the property taxes anymore. We figured if anyone did demand to know what we were doing there, we could say we were checking out the properties for sale, even though I can’t imagine living like that even if we did win the lottery or something. I’d feel too guilty, when there are people starving in the world. But the big houses sure are a lot of fun to see!

Tomorrow I may not get a chance to blog because I’ll be on the annual bike ride for the birthday of the Daughter of Dennii. This year Travalon is going as a support vehicle, since he can fit several bikes in his SUV. Stay tuned to find out how it all went!

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Hardingfele said...

You actually got into the gated community? Well that is a first, I have never seen the gate open. So now I find out about the bikeride. Unfortunately viruses at work will preclude me from joining and I have taken 2 Fri in a row off.

Travalon said...

Some of those houses reminded me of subdivisions down in the more affluent parts of Florida or Southern CA. just no palm trees. Hard to believe they're in Wisconsin, of course these extremely wealthy people still have to deal with the harsh winters here just like anyone else.