Nothing spells (smells?) TrOubLe like me and TFMJ in a cross-state carride with cheese stops, but how can we resist. Sure driving from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes longer and is considerably more expensive than flying, and sure it's guaranteed nonstop bickering, but The Cheese! Did you know 1 of every 4 pounds of cheese sold in the U.S. was produced in Wisconsin?
In preparation for the trip, and because I was borrowing his car, I gave TFMJ some cheese from Uplands (dairy farm cheese place about an hour west of Madison, WI).
"This tastes like a cross between gruyere and cheddar," said TMFJ of the Pleasant Ridge Reserve.
"Are you just saying that so I'll be nice to you this weekend?" I asked, because he's right, which is incredible. He knows exactly what to say to make me like him. Imagine if he did it all the time.
The larger point is: Road Trip Weekend. Brewers v Royals and Twins v Diamondbacks. That means Miller, Pabst, sausage, tailgating in Milawaukee, exploring the Madison Farmer's Market, cheese!, dinner TBD in Minneapolis, and the Metrodome.