Where's AJ #16

Well, the photos didn't turn out all that great, but here they are…

Wow, it's cold here!

State specific:

Home to a sports team that has picked up three national championships and is owned by the city it is in rather than an individual.

The Republican Party was formed here in 1854.

The first kindergarten was established here in 1856.

Has its nickname not because of an animal, but rather because of people who emulated the animal while looking for a specific resource.

A very famous American author was born in this state and spent her early childhood here. It is the basis of her first book. (Extra credit for naming the author and the book.)
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Hmm. I would say Michigan?

can I change my answer to Wisconsin? Cheeseheads!

It is definitely Wisconsin. Green Bay owns the Packers, and the Badgers were named that way because the gold prospectors lived in tunnels like Badgers.
(common with college teams. Pennsylvania Wildcats are named thus for the Wildcatters drilling for oil, not for the cats)

I had no idea the republican party originated there, no idea about the first kindergarten and no idea on the books.

I love these Where's AJ threads!

-Nicole

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born near the village of Pepin, Wisconsin, first kindergarten was in Watertown and Republican Party in Ripon

I'm rubbish at guessing but enjoy seeing the pics and learning something new.

AJ is not liking the snow in the first picture. Looks like Kananga after being in the snow for awhile (holding up his paw). 😃

Yes, GenJMar, you are allowed to change your answer and still get full points. Ms. Tanza, you get 1/2 extra credit for naming the author. Her first book in her series was…..?

Looks like AJ's pee would freeze before it hit the ground.

It was so cold yesterday morning that there were tiny ice crystals floating in the air. The only way you knew they were there was that the air sparkled like it had microscopic diamonds dotting it. It was enchanting.

These photos were taken later, when it warmed up to the low 30's.

@AJs:

It was so cold yesterday morning that there were tiny ice crystals floating in the air. The only way you knew they were there was that the air sparkled like it had microscopic diamonds dotting it. It was enchanting.

These photos were taken later, when it warmed up to the low 30's.

And why isn't AJ wearing his new coat??;)

@thunderbird8588:

I'm rubbish at guessing but enjoy seeing the pics and learning something new.

Yeah, me too! I did not grow up here in this country, so I know next to nothing about history, politics, pop culture, etc. (to my great shame :(). Still trying to learn though!

@diff_eqs:

Yeah, me too! I did not grow up here in this country, so I know next to nothing about history, politics, pop culture, etc. (to my great shame :(). Still trying to learn though!

So google search is the best…. you can find the answers and lots of great learning information!!!! And no shame... many of us that are born and raised USA don't know much... especially some of our young people... 😞 (that doesn't include me.. in the young person catagory...)

@tanza:

So google search is the best…. you can find the answers and lots of great learning information!!!!

Yeah, Gooogle is one of the best things ever created by a human kind! 🙂

Again, no shame… like I said, many US born ... have no clue...gggg.. Me included............

Ack! What part of WI are you (or were you in)? My guess is the SE part.

I was in Memonomie in the northwest region. Tonight I'm just south of the old home of the Sweathogs and pulling out tomorrow morning for other parts of the nation….

BTW Mr. Nobarkus: Sometimes he just wants to go out naked, as was the case this time. I reached for his coat and he jumped back on the bed. I put the coat away and he came back up to the front. I needed him to pee because we were going to be on the road for a while, so I didn't push the issue. 🙂

The book is "Little House in the Big Woods" right? I loved those books as a kid, I have the whole collection somewhere…I read them over and over...good thing you aren't here in eastern WI today, we got over a foot of snow!

Houston

Great, I missed the whole thing..still learned some new things though..
I love "the little house on the praire" series, I have the whole thing in swedish..now we are collecting it in english as well, for my daughter..

@Jylly18:

The book is "Little House in the Big Woods" right? I loved those books as a kid, I have the whole collection somewhere…I read them over and over...good thing you aren't here in eastern WI today, we got over a foot of snow!

Yes, you get the other half of the extra credit. 🙂

I got the first six inches of your snow before I pulled out this morning. I stayed in blowing snow and high wind until most of the way through Illinois. It was blowing and icing across the road so much I couldn't see the road through the blowing snow in many places. It reminded me very much of driving across Wyoming.

I had two close calls today: first one at the north end of the Chicago I-94 tollway when a pickup was trying to race me to the end of the cash lane after he paid when I was in the Prepass lane already doing highway speed. He spun out at the end of the cash lane "git-on" and missed my trailer by about a foot. The second one was about 75 miles south on I-55 when one car tried to pass another car and ended up sliding across from the "hammer" lane clear over to the right shoulder. He ended up 35 feet up the embankment facing the wrong way. He's lucky he didn't flip his car. People get in such a big hurry, even in slippery stuff, and think they can go faster than trucks in it. Then when they wreck, the excuse is usually, "That truck made me pass…it was going too slow!" Can I insert the good ol' American word "DUH" here?

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