Sunday, July 13, 2008

Milwaukee Adventures

Friday we headed to Milwaukee and stayed overnight at the DoubleTree downtown. We had a great time just exploring the city since neither one of us had been there before. We didn't have an agenda and didn't research anything, yet it still ended up being a wonderful trip!

After checking into the hotel, we walked down to the lake (Lake Michigan) and saw the amazing art museum that looks like a tremendous white space ship! Then, we decided to hop on the free trolley and took a half hour "tour" of the city. During this tour we drove by some interesting neighborhoods that we made note to check out later.We got off the trolley at Cathedral Square where the Bastille Days festival was being held. We spent some time there checking out the entertainment and booths. I even tried some strawberries crepes!Then, we headed down to one of the neighborhoods we saw on the trolley, call Historic Third Ward. I would recommend this area to anyone visiting Milwaukee. It's a must! There is a public market there where I fell in love. We had dinner in this neighborhood at a place called The Wicked Hop. My meal was fantastic!Even though we were having such a nice time, we didn't feel all that comfortable walking around at night time, so we headed back to the hotel and chilled for the rest of the evening. In the morning we packed to go home but stopped again at the public market to grab breakfast and see the outdoor art booths.If you live nearby, go to Milwaukee for a day visit. It's worth the quick trip! On the way back you can stop at the Gurnee Mills outlet mall (like we did!). Ben found a cheap little toy there... a remote control car! ha!

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