Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend in the Dells

It was a great Memorial Day Weekend - temps in the high 70's and sunshine. We spent Saturday in the Wisconsin Dells. Got to love the new bar, Baja, with its slogan "Pour Me a Vacation". This bar is so new that it doesn't even have walls yet...

And you have to really love the people in Wisconsin. This guy bought a deer head in a shop next to the Baja and had to tell us the negotiation story. And then...

Had Mike hang on to it while he lit his cigarette.

We had a great time!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Loving the sunshine aboard the Edelweiss

Took the Edelweiss on a river/lake cruise with a group yesterday. Beautiful sunshine, blue skies and puffy white clouds. A bit chilly on the lake, but the trip down the river was very comfortable. We had a great view of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Brise Soleil.

Milwaukee's lighthouse at the breakwater.

Gertie the Duck sitting on the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge with the ASQ Building (originally Gimbels) in the background.

Pier Wisconsin & Discovery World Museum with the Milwaukee Art Museum and a couple of the newest changes to the Milwaukee skyline (Kilbourn Towers & University Club Towers) in the background.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Life in the Fast Lane

Spring has sprung!

I wrote recently that my month of March flew by without a posting and then I watched April do the same thing. Here it is May 6 and I have so much to catch up on. The weather was absolutely stellar today - sunshine and temps in the 70's. I had a tour this morning for a couple from Texas - we had a nice time. Really enjoyed watching the Brise Soleil open at the Art Museum. We also enjoyed some Kopp's Custard - flavors of the day were Pomegranate and Macadamia Nut. You can't go wrong with either one. Actually I don't think I have ever had a flavor that I didn't like. Today is Bailey's birthday - she is 10 years old which is hard to believe. Not too much excitement - some quality time outside in the sun sniffing the world and then some comfy naptime wrapped up in the afghan on the couch. I'll do a better job of keeping up with this blog as I have many things to write about.