Sunday, October 13, 2013
I grew up in and have worked in one of Wisconsin's great tourist destinations. It has never been unusual to see as many out-of-state license plates as those from Wisconsin, especially during the summer. We take pride in our tourism industry and what it contributes to our economy. Our state's tourism allure hit home when recently re-reading Fear of Frying, a murder mystery by Jill Churchill (1997, Avon Books) where on page 26 Ms. Churchill wrote "...the word 'Wisconsin' has always meant 'vacation'...." For many, our state's name has probably been considered synonymous with relaxation, recreation and an opportunity to take in our natural and man-made attractions. But, it took a murder mystery to remind me of just what a special place I get to call home. I guess it means I'm on vacation every day.