Continuing with my transplant stories.
My husband and I moved to the Barron County area of Wisconsin 19 years ago. Barron County is on the Northwest side of Wisconsin. I grew up in North Central Wisconsin.
If you have been following along with my transplant stories you know the following...
1. I moved to an area that I did not know a soul!
2. I was pulled over the week I moved to Barron County on my birthday, given a speeding ticket and wished a Happy Birthday by the officer.
3. I am struggling getting to know the roads of Barron County.
And now for 4!
When we purchased a paper back home we always purchased the Milwaukee Journal.
My mom's family is from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin located in Southeast Wisconsin.
Heading down to Southeast Wisconsin was always a highlight for me and my sister in the summer.
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Brewer Baseball
Spending time with our cousin and family
We grew up with the Milwaukee Journal.
Now as a transplant in Barron County ... on Sunday I go off to find the Sunday paper.
When I get to the gas station what do I see, Twin Cities Pioneer Press!
What the heck is this?
I look for the Journal? I can not find a Journal.
I politely asked the sales clerk if this store carries the Milwaukee Journal.
"Well, we only carry a few" she says.
"Only carry a few?"
"Yes" she says, "most people want the Twin Cities Pioneer Press."
I just do not get it.
"We live in Wisconsin" I say, "why on earth would I care to read a Minnesota paper!!"
No, it does not end here.
T.V. News as well.
Yep, you heard me right!
Minnesota hijacked my news too.
Not only are Minnesota stories the first reported on the radio. Most of the larger T.V. networks report Minnesota news too!
I do realize we live only 45 miles from the Minnesota border, but come on people, let us be
And that brings us to NFL Football and Viking Fans!!
That will be for another post!
Thankfully the Internet has solved all my troubles and I can listen to radio from back home!