Our Midwest Adventure Days 3, 4 & 5: Madison and Milwaukee
August 25, 2017
A.J. and I are currently staying in our second Airbnb in Milwaukee, and I'm absolutely in love again. It's called the Thomas Hideaway, and a hideaway it is! It's so cozy that I almost wish we would've stayed in Milwaukee one more night!
A.J. is still in bed after hitting up the bar a little too hard last night. Our Airbnb is right next to a bar called "The Champion," which we made a home of quickly after talking to one of the bartenders, and a former bartender who bought us old fashioneds and told us how Wisconsin differentiates their old fashioneds by using brandy instead of whiskey, like the ones I've had in PA. It was delicious, and deadly, as evidenced by my comatose boyfriend ;)
We had such a great time talking to everyone there, and in lieu of a business card, the bartender
gave me an ice scraper with the bar's logo on it, and I think it might be the most Wisconsin thing that's happened to me during my time here.
Milwaukee is a lot bigger than I thought it'd be, and I love it even more than I thought I would. Yesterday we went to Lakefront Brewing, and the beer was phenomenal. Probably the best that I've ever had, and their cheese curds were pretty fire too. The weather has also been cool, so we've been able to do a lot of walking around.
It really is beautiful here, and I'd recommend going here to anyone who was heading out this way.
We also went to the Harley Davidson museum, partly because I thought my dad would be angry with me if I didn't go. I ended up liking it even more than I thought I would, even though it was mostly motorcycles, there were some cool interactive displays where you could watch an engine work and see how Harley Davidson perfected their engine sound, which they likened to it sounding like "potato, potato, potato" and I was very into the idea of listening for the potato sound because I like motorcycles and I like potatoes, even if its just an engine sounding like the word potato.
We also stopped by the Milwaukee Public Market, which had a bunch of vendors and different foods to try, I wished we had an opportunity to buy and cook some of it. They had some sushi there that looked amazing.
All in all it's been a really great trip with a lot of sights to see, and I'm not looking forward to going home after all the fun we've had.
Tonight we'll be heading out of here to go to a campsite in Indiana, and then we'll be heading home.
Be sure to check back within a few days, because I have a lot to tell you guys about, and I'm thinking of making some master lists about all that we've done here!
Happy trails, foxes!
I'll talk to you soon
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