The trip to Milwaukee turned out to be loads of fun. The party to celebrate Dan and his twin brother Dave on Saturday included family and friends and plenty of food and cake and beer.
The birthday boys.
Family. (All at various points of inebriation. Ha!)
On Sunday, we scooted around South Milwaukee, Dan’s hometown. We drove through Grant Park to gawk at the beauty of Lake Michigan and grab a few small rocks from the beach to put in our landscaping, drove by the house Dan grew up in, shopped the local grocery stores for some favorite eats we can’t find where we live, and picked up a coffee table—a family heirloom—that his niece had been holding onto for us.
It was a busier day than I had anticipated, but the cooler temps and the fresh air were great. I was feeling pretty good (even though neither of us slept particularly well).
So when we got home yesterday, the first thing I did was take a two-hour nap. There’s just nothing like your own bed!
Once we’re fully recovered, we’ve got more projects to complete around the house. It’s shaping up to be a great summer. I am so glad.
This looks like such a fun trip!
It really was. I’m so glad I’m able to make little trips. I didn’t realize just how depressing last summer was until I started thinking about it in relation to this year.