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North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee May 26th 2018

It is pretty much a straight shot, due East, from Worthington to Milwaukee. So, to avoid total boredom and sleeping at the wheel, we detoured down the Great Mississippi valley, turning South at La Crosse WI and going on down to the confluence of the Wisconsin River before turning East again. A lovely ride. The road down the Mississippi goes all the way down to the Gulf Coast. Milwaukee was a surprise. The town is immaculate, and there is a big river running through it, cutting the the city in half. The Eastern edge is a lush green park on a bluff overlooking the Lake. When we arrived there was an impromptu beer garden set up on the grass, with food and music. A great way to end the day.... read more
Wisconsin, land of the Harley
Fishing the Great Mississippi
Downtown Milwaukee

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee June 8th 2017

The blog will be short today as this is a rest day and we're not doing much. We both intended to sleep in this morning and we had good intentions, but the older I get, the more difficult I find it to sleep later. So we were both up by 6:30. After a quick breakfast, we headed back up to the room to relax and watch a little politics on television. We normally don't watch any television while we're on these road trips, but we both wanted to see this. It only lasted a couple of hours, and we were ready to find something not to strenuous to do for the afternoon. We mailed another package of stuff back home, and decided to tour the Pabst Mansion before tackling the laundry. The Pabst Mansion was the ... read more
Pabst Mansion - Street View
Pabst Mansion - Staircase
Pabst Mansion - Pavillion

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee June 7th 2017

It's time to leave the hustle and bustle of Chicago and head a little further north. Today we are off to Milwaukee, just 100 miles up the road. We were a little slow in starting this morning, those Doubletree beds are really comfortable. I also hadn't finished uploading the blog pictures from the night before, so I had to do it this morning. By the time we left it was getting close to 9:00. It takes a little while to escape the confines of Chicago, even if you are staying 20 miles west of downtown. The first part of the ride was through industrial areas, eventually leading to middle class suburban homes and finally to a really nice upper middle class bedroom community. It was about 30 minutes before we could really call Chicago behind us ... read more
Milwaukee Art Museum - Alex Katz
Milwaukee Art Museum - Henri - Betale Nude
Harley-Davidson Museum - 1906 & 1909 HD

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee May 15th 2016

Geo: 43.0418, -87.9069A good drive and jaunt around cold Milwaukee... read more
Ann and the Fonz
Paul and the Fonz
Milwaukee

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee March 29th 2016

Thanks to a fun Washington Husky road game against Illiionis at Soldier Field, I had the opportunity to head up to Milwaukee for a Friday night game to see my 30th ballpark. Ballpark: Miller Park Team: Milwaukee Brewers Date: September 13, 2013 Score: Brewers 5, Reds 1 The Good: Beautiful entryway (very welcoming!). The sausage race! Very cool how people tailgate a bit for the games (obviously a huge tradition for all Wisconsin teams). Not glamorous, but visually appealing in most ways. Good crowd for a team that was really struggling. The Bad: Ryan Braun posters throughout (when he was suspended!). While good in most regards, it wasn't spectacular in many. It felt like it was in the middle of nowhere (i.e. no bar scene nearby, which is a huge minus in my book). Miscellaneous: The ... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee June 6th 2015

Toured Lake section and had greek food :)... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee February 27th 2015

This is my first official entry for my new travel blog. I am not off on an exciting trip to an exotic location currently but stay tuned for some more interesting entries about fun trips to places both near and far!... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee May 14th 2014

The inaugural post of my inaugural travel blog! Since I depart out of Chicago late Thursday night, there are still over 24 hours before I embark on my Grande Adventure; however, considering the number of things I still need to do before then, I figured I'd get the blog post out of the way (assuming I've figured out how to use this thing!). I'll use this post to give a brief overview of how the trip is probably going to go. Ready? Here we go. Step 1: Depart Chicago O'Hare; arrive London Heathrow. Step 2: Overnight in London, then fly to Dublin (don't worry, Anglophiles; I'll be back) Step 3: Romp around Ireland for ~1 week with friends Step 4: Let the itinerary get more 'fluid.' With my remaining 5 weeks, I will be visiting the ... read more
View from New Digs

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee September 30th 2013

Began the day with a 9amfactory tour of the Harley Davidson manufacturing unit outside of the city in Menomonee Falls. Here they produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plants in York Pennsylvania and Kansas City Missouri. They employ around 900 staff here working 24hrs around the clock. Each employee is able to buy 2 Harley's a year at a significantly discounted price and they must keep the bikes for a minimum of 12 months before reselling. The free guided tour takes you through the factory line and offers a limited view of the assembly line and machining areas. The tour gives you an insight into the inner workings of these bikes using both robot and man power. Geoff says it was a great tour - it didn't mean too much to me though I ... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee September 29th 2013

Rain fell during the night but woke to a stunning day here in Milwaukee. Got an early start - with a big day planned touring the city. Walk around Millers Park - home of the Brewers baseball team. An impressive looking stadium that's for sure. Quiet here today - place was empty which gave us a chance to have a look around and grab some photos. Drove along to the water front to look at North Point Lighthouse. A pleasant drive along the waterfront took us to the lighthouse at Lake Park. The light house was first built in 1887 and restoration of this historical site was completed in 2007. The light was taken out in 1997 by the United States Coast Guard - there is also a museum in the Queen Anne style keepers dwelling ... read more
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