My Mom, Dad, and I traveled to Milwaukee this past weekend for a long weekend visit with my sister and brother-in-law. This post is 1 of 3 posts recapping our trip. See the second post (Monday and Tuesday) here, and the final post about our running adventures in Milwaukee here.
First of all, I want to thank Mom and Dad for the amazing trip, it was so much fun, and I am so very thankful I was able to go with you both. And thank you to Kristen and Thayne for putting us up for a few days, and for showing us around. I had such a good time, and smile every time I look through my pictures.
Once Kristen picked us up front he airport, we went to Bel Air Cantina for some really tasty tacos. Kristen had some kind of fish tacos, calamari maybe, and lamb and barbacoa. I had chicken, beef, and black bean and corn. Dad had beef and barbacoa I think, Mom had bacon and avocado, and chicken, and Thayne had black bean and corn, and beef I think. I can’t remember what everyone had, but I know our plates were clean when we left! It was tasty.
We went to the apartment, and I met Mookie kitty for the first time. I met my kitty-nephew Tucker a couple years ago, but hadn’t met my kitty-neice Mookie until this trip. She’s such a unique little cat! When I got home, Jasper was sure to sniff over all of my clothes and suitcase very carefully, making sure to get all the kitty smells.
Later on Saturday we went to the Public Market and walked around a bit, and then got some spiced chai. Saturday night, we made pizza and watched the Nebraska game.
Sunday, we got up and went to the gym where Kristen works, the Wisconsin Athletic Club, where Dad stayed and worked out, and Kristen and Mom and I ran downtown and out to the lake front. I wrote about our two running excursions here. After that, we ate brunch and went to the Mukwonago Corn Maze and pumpkin patch.
When Kristen and I were getting on these wooden rocking horses, all of the little kids somehow all ran away.. I think we scared them off.
Dad probably scared off some kids too, this prop had foot and inch measurements on the side to track how the children have grown over the years.. and Dad decided to do a mug shot photo shoot.
We walked about a mile past the apple trees and pumpkin patch, to the corn maze. It wasn’t nearly as cold as Thayne appeared to be dressed for. The maze was a lot of fun! I had never been in a corn maze before this trip. I’d definitely go to another corn maze sometime! We had 5 stations to find and hole punch our little maps.
Dad and Thayne were our navigators, and Kristen and Mom spent a lot of time throwing corn at me. I may have pushed Kristen down in the forest of corn once or twice. She may have tripped though. We can’t be sure what happened. We also spent our fair share of time messing around with random corn cobs, rocks, and corn spears too. It was a fun maze. I imagine I would have taken quite a bit longer to find my way around without Thayne and Dad’s help.
After the corn maze, Dad and Thayne grilled hamburgers and brats and we watched the Royals win the series on Sunday night to advance to the American League Championship Series! A couple of Kristen’s friends came over to watch the game with us too.