What do you call rolling around in the mud with a few hundred people you’ve never met before? You call it the Warrior Dash; I call it a heck of a weekend. For the second year in a row I made a pilgrimage to Johnson Creek, Wisconsin to jump over fire, swim through a murky lake, climb cargo nets and traverse a few muddy mountains. I couldn’t think of a much better way to celebrate than a Warrior Misto from the Starbucks in Beloit just over the state line. This is my second stop in Beloit, and a different store. And this time, I’m wearing this awesome t-shirt.
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Februrary 13, 2009
Having to stave off international touring for awhile to finish out Grad school, here begins a stint of Starbucks’ American style… primarily located adjacent to major highways and serving as a place for a quality cup and a clean place to pee. Sheboygan, Wisconsin did not disappoint on both accounts when we visited this store on our way to Door County, WI for an off-season winter getaway. I think it was a plain coffee and a bag of trail mix, and the service was fantastic.
I love happy accidents on vacation. Like running into the Taste of Madison when you have nothing to do the night before a spontaneous Labor Day beer tour of South Central Wisconsin. And even though the barista put whip on my no-whip hot chocolate, the Starbucks across from the Capital Building was a nice place to get out to the rain for a bit.
Because of its proximity to the heavy metal-themed music stage of the Taste of Madison, I was embarrassed enough to have this picture snapped in front of the ‘Buck, which is why I opted to not give the thumbs up this time.