Welcome to Fall in the UP

Weather: Coll but no rain in sight

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Looks like nice weather ahead for the whole week. In the 30’s at night and 40-50’s during the day. Skies are blue, water is getting cold. Snow is in the air LOL, I wish. Snow will be here soon enough though, I’ll keep the beer cold and I am getting ready to order beef real soon.

Jan, Linda and Sue haven’t seen each other since high school. 

They rediscover each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet for lunch in a wine bar. Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace.  She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Linda arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel.  After the required ritualized kisses she joins Jan in a glass of wine.Then Sue walks in, wearing a faded old tee-shirt, blue jeans and boots.  She too shares the wine. 

Jan explains that after leaving high school and graduating from Princeton in Classics, she met and married Timothy, with whom she has a beautiful daughter.  Timothy is a partner in one of New York’s leading law firms. They live in a 4000 sq ft co-op on Fifth Avenue, where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school.  They have a second home in Phoenix. 

Linda relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School and became a surgeon.  Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street investment banker.  They live in Southampton on Long Island and have a second home in Naples, Florida.

Sue explains that she left school at 17 and ran off with her husband, Phil.  They run a tropical bird park in Kansas and grow their own vegetables.  Phil can stand five parrots, side by side, on his penis.

Halfway down the third bottle of wine and several hours later, Jan blurts out that her husband is really a cashier at Wal-Mart.  They live in a small apartment in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby storage facility.

Linda, chastened and encouraged by her old friend’s honesty, explains that she and Clive are both nurses’ aides in a retirement home.  They live in Jersey City and take vacation camping trips to Alabama.

Sue admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.

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