Monday, July 11, 2016

Milwaukee Trip

My family and I took a few days off last week to go to Milwaukee. I know it's not a glamorous destination, but we didn't have enough time to go very far. Besides, there were a couple of museums Alex wanted to visit.

On our first full day, we visited both the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Pabst Mansion. We visited MPM on our first family trip, and this was one of the places we wanted to revisit. Alex particularly enjoyed the dinosaurs and the bug exhibit, and I liked the butterflies. Since we didn't spend the full day there, we headed over to the Pabst Mansion. I was there a couple of times in high school, but the house has been extensively renovated since then. For dinner, we stopped at the Milwaukee Public Market, where we happened to pick up a chocolate T-rex.

Eugene wanted to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, as the new building offers many photographic opportunities. We spent a few hours there, but since Alex was getting bored, we headed over to Discovery World in the afternoon. Then it was back to the Milwaukee Public Market for dinner and more swimming in the hotel pool.

We had to return home Saturday so Eugene and I could see Sting and Peter Gabriel in concert at the United Center. So we literally made the trip home a little sweeter by touring the Jelly Belly Company warehouse and picking up Japanese green tea Kit Kats in Gurnee Mills. Maybe next time we head up to Milwaukee (assuming we have decent weather), we can try tracking down the Bronze Fonz. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures from our trip.


Pat Dilloway said...

You didn't go to the beer factory from Laverne and Shirley or find the statue of the Fonz? Lol Maybe next time.

Sandra Almazan said...

I'm afraid my nine-year-old son wouldn't appreciate their significance. Maybe we have to show him old sitcoms the way we do old cartoons.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a cool mansion.
How was the Sting concert?

Sandra Almazan said...

The concert was great, Alex. I'll blog about that on Wednesday.

Maria Zannini said...

Did you get any pictures of the inside of the Pabst Museum. It looks awesome.

And how old is Sting? I think he's even older than me. :D I guess if you still have the pipes you might as well use them.

Libby Heily Author said...

I love smaller trips like this! I go to some small towns in NC near Raleigh just to check stuff out. Sure, it's not glamorous but it is interesting and usually, that's totally worth it.

Misha Gericke said...

Looks like a nice trip, even if you didn't travel far. :-)

Sandra Almazan said...

Maria, they didn't allow pictures inside the Pabst mansion, but I did pick up a few postcards of the interior.

Libby, it's good to be acquainted with your immediate area. You never know what you might find.

Thanks, Misha!

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