Boring in Bergland

Weather: Rain yesterday, snow today

Trail Conditions: Still there

Not a lot going on here, Kristie even closed the bar down about 10pm last night.  Welcome to April in the UP, the crappiest time of the year.  We still have a ton of snow on the ground, no sleds and all the locals are staying at home.  The snow is melting slowly but there is ice everywhere.  Yep this time of year sucks.
Four old  retired men are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona.
They turn a corner  and see a sign that says, “Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10 cents.”
They  look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, “Come on  in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, gentlemen ?”

There’s a  fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.

In no time the  bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, “That’s 10  cents each, please.”

The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment,  then at each other.  They can’t believe their good luck.  They pay the  40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.

Again, four  excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40  cents, please.”

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the  better of them.
They’ve each had two martinis and haven’t even spent a  dollar yet.

Finally one of them says, “How can you afford to serve  martinis as good as these for a dime a piece?”

“I’m a retired tailor  from Phoenix ,” the bartender says, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year  I hit the Lottery Jackpot for
$125 million and decided to open this place.   Every drink costs a dime.  Wine, liquor, beer it’s all the same.”

“Wow!  That’s some story!” one of the men says.

As the four of them  sip at their martinis , they can’t help noticing seven other people at the end  of the bar who don’t have any drinks in front of them and haven’t ordered  anything the whole time they’ve been there.

Nodding at the seven at the  end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, “What’s with them?”

The bartender says, “They’re retired people from Wisconsin.  They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons.”

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