A cold morning with drizzling rain isn’t the ideal day to see the Milwaukee Zoo but we still made the most of it.

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

The barista “workbench” at Discourse Coffee has an incredibly broad array of mixologist components. πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬β˜•οΈ

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Enjoying one of the most unique drinks I’ve ever had β€” MotΓΆrhead Latte (espresso, milk, pork fat + apple caramel, root beer bitters, apple powder, smoked salt) at Discourse Coffee. Rich and deep flavors. β˜•οΈ

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 2

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We went Duckpin Bowling tonight at Koz’s Mini Bowl. Koz’s has the oldest original Duck Pin bowling lanes with manual pin setters that sit behind the pins while you bowl.

Tammy won with 198, Mazie second at 194, Tyler third at 177, and I came in last at 140.

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Tammy and I saw Brett Goldstein’s standup show “The Second Best Night of Your Life” at the Riverside Theater while in Milwaukee. Goldstein is best known for playing Roy Kent on Ted Lasso. Many good laughs and a great venue.

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Tyler in Flight Simulator

While on Milwaukee Spring Break we took a short drive 40 miles south to Gurnee, Illinois to visit Extreme Flight Simulation. Tyler wanted to try a real flight simulator and EFS has a 737-800 simulator that you can do a “no experience” session with a co-pilot. Tyler had a blast. I was a little jealous that I didn’t get to fly it myself. Below are some videos of the experience.

Tyler landing at Chicago O’Hare

Tyler taking off from Tokyo Narita

Here is a photo of him taking the pilot seat right before starting the simulation.

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There was a stack over two feet high of large sheets of paper in the Milwaukee Art Museum. They all had printed in very small print in the middle “VETERANS DAY SALE”. We brought one back figuring Mazie may want to do a drawing on it. In the meantime it became Tammy’s own movable art piece.

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

The Milwaukee Art Museum was incredible. It was one of our favorite art museums that we have ever been to. Incredible art set in an incredible museum.

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The architecture in the atrium of the Milwaukee Art Museum is amazing. It sets an incredible tone.

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Family selfie in the atrium of the Milwaukee Art Museum with Lake Michigan in the background.

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Looking good this morning Milwaukee!

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 1

  • 7:07a Depart home
  • 7:24a Fill Mazda CX-9 with gas
  • 12:03p Lunch at Archie’s Flat Top in Milwaukee: Triple Cheeseburgers for Tyler and Dad. 4 oz patties. Triple patties were a mistake. Brilliant French fries.
  • Mazie and Dad had Scratch Ice Cream (Raspberry White Chocolate Chip, Door County Cherry).
  • Carrie’s Crispies for awesome unique Rice Krispie bars (Original, Pretzel White Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, S’mores).
  • Milwaukee Public Museum. Particularly enjoyed Old Streets of Milwaukee.
  • Checked in at Saint Kate Art Hotel.
  • Dinner at SafeHouse.
  • Champagne and shopping in hotel lobby.

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First museum stop was the Milwaukee Public Museum. We had a fun time exploring the European Village, Butterfly Wing, Streets of Old Milwaukee, Third Planet, Rainforest, North America, and much more.

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Tammy loves Rice Krispie bars so when we passed Carrie’s Crispies we had to stop! We tried Original, Pretzel White Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, and S’mores. They were all fabulous!

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

After arriving in Milwaukee it was time for lunch at Archie’s Flat Top. We are always game for a great cheeseburger. Tyler and I opted for a triple not realizing that they were 4 oz patties. The three pancake size patties were all I could handle! πŸ”

Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Quinn, Tyler, and I went to the Minnesota United friendly versus St. Patricks Athletic FC. The combination of a friendly and cold weather resulted in the lowest attendance I’ve seen at Allianz Field. The United won and we got to sing Wonderwall for Quinn’s first professional soccer game.

We watched Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves tonight. Good story and fun D&D vibes.

Picked up new Tesla Model Y today.

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Pi Day 2024 cocktail: Shut Your Pie Hole.

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