Friday, August 24, 2012

Milwaukee weekend

Earlier in August we made a short trip to Milwaukee (WI) to visit our friends Eric and Jo.  They live near to the lake (Michigan) and the University district, so we enjoyed a few days exploring this neighborhood.  Things started perfectly on Friday evening with a visit to the local outdoor biergarten to sample German brews and giant pretzels.  On Saturday the first part of the day was spent at the Wisconsin State Fair, with the usual flora and fauna as well as all manner of unhealthy foods.  This included the "world famous" cream puffs that are all made by hand!  After a home cooked meal on Saturday evening featuring produce from Eric and Jo's garden, we took in some of the local highlights with a short walk.  On Sunday we sat on the beach and were entertained by low flying aircraft taking part in a local air show.  Overall it was a very relaxing trip and it was great to see our good friends settled into their new home. Perhaps we will be invited back when there is snow on the ground, and then we can bring our skis with us!

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