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While I’m typically writing to you about UNH from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Spring Break finds me elsewhere.
Before New Hampshire life, there was the Wisconsin life for me in Green Bay. I’ve missed that Wisconsin life enough to head back for the week. Wondering what I miss so much about my Midwest hometown? Substitute lobster rolls for brats and beaches for cheese, and you’ve got Wisconsin. Oh, and don’t forget the beer. There’s always beer. Bar close in Wisconsin is 2:00 am, an hour later than most places in New Hampshire. That’s an extra hour you can use booze to schmooze the opposite sex.
Another thing that’s always available: 24-hour establishments. Since moving to New Hampshire, I’ve found that my night-owl behaviors aren’t necessarily considered by local businesses. In Green Bay alone, you have available to you a multitude of places that are open 24 hours a day: not one, but three Walmart Supercenters; three diner-style restaurants; two Walgreens; one CVS Pharmacy; and many fast-food restaurants and gas stations. The best chain of these 24-hour gas stations is Kwik Trip, which apparently is only a Midwest thing. Their coffee bar might be enough to hook you, but I promise a lifetime of love after trying their amazing food. No gas station eats could ever compare.
The point of this tangent is simply this: when you need something at 3:00 in the morning, whether it’s cheese curds or condoms, Green Bay’s got your back. Portsmouth’s Walmart just changed their closing time from midnight to 10:00 pm. Ten o’clock? Who needs condoms at 10:00? Not this girl. I wait until at least 2:30 am. I’m hoping New Hampshire gets the memo.
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