Saturday, October 6, 2007


Every Saturday morning Will and I go to Pick n Save in Waupaca for some time together. We eat muffins, sausage and a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, while Will drinks apple juice and runs around and I drink coffee and read the papers.

Over time I've developed something of a friendship with another guy with a similar routine, a UW alum named John. This morning John was there with his wife, and they told me their son, a UW senior, was in Champaign for today's game. John was also in Vegas like we were - he stayed at the Stratosphere, his son at the IP like our group.

Here's their son's dilemma: the family is organizing one last big vacation, to Puerto Rico, over the holidays. Our family did the same thing 10 years ago, trip to Mexico.The son's response: What happens if the Badgers are in the Rose Bowl, or another BCS game?

After thinking about it for a week, the son signed on for the family trip. John told him he could always go to the Rose Bowl when he was 40, but we all know that's far from a given.

Did the son make the right choice?

1 comment:

will said...

Yes. Unless traveling with your family is not your cup of tea, then why not? Those are the people that probably love you the most in the world...should try to have as many moments with them as you can.

Personally, I've enjoyed the post-college Badger trips a lot more than the Rose Bowl game I attended. And those have obviously been against some grand opponents like Bowling Green and UNLV.