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Are We There Yet?
By Vicki Brown

Every year it starts at 6:00 am,
Wake up,
Shower,
Change,
Pack the cooler,
Load the car,
Wake up the boys
and get on the road.

I patiently wait out the 6 hours
Watching movies,
Listening to music,
Sleeping,
Only to be interrupted by one of my dad’s many jokes,
They’re not very good jokes.
Stopping to get food and walk the dogs,
Trapped in a confined space with my 3 favorite people.
Are we there yet?
No.

  • beautiful scenery
  • rhinelander chamber

Pulling into town,
Old buildings,
Kind people,
Northwoods air,
Driving down the dirt road to the massive lodge,
Past the stables where my best friends for the week await.
Are we there yet?
Almost.

Getting the keys from the kind employees,
Dressed in their green shirts,
Treating you like long lost friends.
Sitting in his corner behind the desk,
The old golden retriever,
Max,
Watching all the people pass,
Almost everyone knows his name.
Are we there yet?
Not quite.

  • Zambons commerce cover
  • Boat and dock on Lake Thompson

#22, Cardinal
The old screen door open,
And with a thud, BANG!
Three bedrooms,
I declared mine long ago,
The one in the back with three beds and four windows.
Birds singing to wake me up,
Crickets lulling me to sleep,
Move all my clothes in,
As I await my families arrival,
Boredom strikes,
I take one of the dogs and race down to the pier,
Old but sturdy,
Watching as the sun starts to disappear on the lake,
The few boats on the water pass,
The water calms,
Like glass waiting to be broken, shattered,
May favorite place,
I’ve been waiting all year for this one moment,
I’m finally home

Holiday Acres Resort
4060 South Shore Drive
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, United States
Call: (715) 369-1500 | 1-800-261-1500

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Relax - Retreat - Rediscover - Your Place UpNorth

Nestled among tall trees on the shores of beautiful Lake Thompson, our vast acres of playgrounds have been a welcoming destination for generations of vacationers for more than 60 years. Providing you with a relaxing and enjoyable Wisconsin vacation is the Zambon family tradition. Featuring spring wild flowers, summer breezes, blazing autumn colors, and crystal clear winters at our Wisconsin vacation resort, Holiday Acres spills over with happy times for our guests year round.