milwaukee…

So it all centered around a concert…Eric Church…for our 19th Anniversary…I booked this in Sept/2016…and waited to get- away….Nick loves to play slot machines, a certain one…his fondness is for the Wheel of Fortune…and he literally has a lucky horse shoe up his behind…and usually wins big money……now I’m not for this becoming a weekly thing,…but a couple of times a year we do it, so we stayed at the Potawatomi Casino & Hotel..it was beautiful…had great restaurants and we had a lot of fun…..so him being able to visit a casino was also part of my plan…

I play Black Jack…and yes…I know when to take a hit and when not to…when to double down and when to split…and mostly when to stay…I play so Nick can play…I grew up watching my Aunties and Uncles and Grandma playing cards…so I know gambling well…I also know the downfall of it…thus the couple of times a year…I get bored playing BJ so after awhile so I end by betting more than the usual and either I break even and quit or they get my $100 bucks.  ..Nick knows how to play responsibly…we have a daily limit we will lose and then when it’s gone we do something else..but mostly he can play for hours on end…but if he is up a lot…he knows when to cashout and quit…that’s when I can have some fun…Thursday night…Nick did well…

So on Friday we went to the Harley Davidson museum…bought a few souvenirs…It was fantastic…but it was crowded because it was Milwaukee Day…if you wore something Milwaukee you got in Free…so lots of people…who really weren’t interested in what was going on, but it was free and something to do…so we will go back…but here’s some pics…I wore my HD hat…so I got in Free too!!

What a creative way to store the T-shirts???

Customization to the max…to resemble a 57 chevy…

More bling-ed out bikes…this one had rhinestones everywhere…

restoring bikes in the shop…

 

Bikes for police…the mail…they had them from every year since they we made..

All the tank designs…

These were the original ones…from 1903-05

There was so much to see…this is just a glimpse, really….if this interests you or your hubby it is defiantly worth going…It’s free if you belong to the Harley Owners Group…and $20 if you don’t…

Did you see this…Nick’s Dad worked for the Neenah foundry for over 30 years…see the top? Maybe he made this?

After lunch it was time for me to go shopping…Nick went to go play his games….I Uber-ed to the historical Third Ward…got my hair done for the concert later that night…here was my inspiration photo for her…

Here’s what it ended up like…not too bad huh?

So it was on to the Public Market where I found homemade chocolates for Easter, It was so awesome and I have to go back with someone to eat all the goodies… My phone was on low battery so I had to conserve it so I could Uber back home….so no photos…I shopped the bookstore, a dress boutique- for something new for Market/St Louis…a new urban general store where I bought 5 cute little succulents and these cute PLANTERS for them…I found them here on Amazon…where again they are a great deal…I payed 11.95 for each one of mine..but oh well…It was on Nick and I was supporting a little business so that’s what matters….I shopped till my arms hurt from carrying my bags..

Then the concert…I know some of you will not even know who this guy is…but I have loved him for years…he’s different…he writes his own songs…he doesn’t like to conform…he’s different…and he’s really really good…played almost 4 hours…no opening act…gave us all he had…Nick is now a new fan…both our legs hurt from standing so long!!!

Opened with Hallelujah…and then a Milwaukee High School choir…so cool…

We need some practice in the Selfie department…

Nick sometimes doesn’t want me to share…but then I explained to him…some of you will never see the Harley museum..will never get to NC to walk up a lighthouse and stay in a vacation home of anyones dream…I didn’t know about the Historical Third Ward…and also It’s kind of a journal for me…so he conceded…and understands that me sharing this with you is not an invasion of privacy but sharing our experiences with those who may not be able to…or showing them somewhere to go themselves when they are in the same locations!!!

Well…take care…and a TG block is coming soon…thanks for following our adventure to the end…Lisa

 

 

 

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I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 30 and Jake 29 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

46 thoughts on “milwaukee…

  1. Thanks for all the pictures, you look great, and your hair came out really nice, hope you had a good time-you deserve every minute for all you’ve done for all of us!!!

  2. Thanks Lisa for sharing !! I went to college in Milwaukee and haven’t seen the city in , gosh, almost 45
    years and really loved seeing your pictures !

  3. Love, love, love your hair❣ I’m glad you had fun in Milwaukee! There is always a new store, restaurant, brewery or bar to discover! With summer coming there is tons to do in Milwaukee and the surrounding area…you have to come back 🙂

  4. Thanks for the pictures. You are correct… I may never make it to the Harley Davidson Museum. Looks like you both had a wonderful time. Your hair looked so pretty!

  5. Thanks for sharing your anniversary trip with us. It was nice that your plans went smoothly and it looks like you both had a great time. You and Nick work hard and play hard. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  6. Thanks for sharing Lisa, I grew up in Milwaukee and never heard of the Third ward until a few years ago when we went back for a visit. It is a fun place. Glad you enjoyed your anniversary.

  7. You look beautiful, Lisa! Sounds like a great getaway for the two of you. My brother rides a Harley, and as I saw the museum photos the thought crossed my mind, “Is this what is meant by Hog Heaven?” : )

  8. Thanks, Lisa for sharing all parts of your life with us. Love your blog and my new Juki from PG.

  9. I enjoyed reading every word. Even the horse shoe up Nicks butt. Good for him. The pictures were great too. Thank you for sharing. Glad you both had a great vacation. Well deserved.

  10. Thanks Lisa for sharing. I love Milwaukee. Lives there in the 1970’s. I’ve been to the indoor market a few years ago. Lots of fun. So who was the concert? You didn’t say.

  11. Thanks Lisa… now I want to go to the HD museum even more! Loved your hair and the T-shirt tubes are cool too!

  12. I love the hairdo. I went to Milwaukee once and probably won’t be back so I enjoyed the tour because my friend didn’t take me there. He took me to Pabst, Botanical gardens, the Domes and that heavenly Kupps frozen custard place where they wear the old fashion soda jerk hats-I’ve never tasted anything so delicious and creamy. My friend sent me a beautiful book on Milwaukee before I drove up there. I loved the “tunnels” in the air where you could walk from one building to another without crossing the street. Very handy if it was raining which it wasn’t. It seemed so much cleaner than Chicago where I worked for 20 years. Then we ventured way up to the Dells. We became pen pals during Desert Storm and it was his thank you to me for all the letters and gifts I sent him.

  13. Looks like you had a great time. We got to see the first show on ERIC CHURCH’s tour in Casper, Wyoming three weeks ago. A lot of the big acts go to Casper first as a practice run, I think because the events center only holds 8000 people, the largest venue in Wyoming except at the university. He started an hour late but the first hour he played was just him and his guitar. Beaautiful acoustic because you could really hear his fabulous voice!

  14. What a treat to see your pictures. Nope – I will never get to those locations. Loved your hair (I’m a long hair woman too) and I love Eric Church. Thanks!

  15. Thanks for sharing your journey. It’s fun to see where others go in different areas of our country. Terry and I love to go to the casino a few times a year. And Wheel of fortune is our favorite game.
    I live Eric Church music. Happy Anniversary!

  16. Your hair looked great….. The photo of you and Nick, you look like Tina Fey! . My son loves Eric Church too, I’ll ask him to play me some of his music. I LOVE Elvis Costello! Happy Anniversary.

  17. THANK YOU! Born and raised in Milwaukee with summers ‘up north’ and left when I got married to the sweetheart I’m still married to 54 years later. Never got to the Harley Museum so loved the walk through. My Mom always wanted to ride a Harley Hog and she got her wish when I visited her for her 90th birthday!

  18. Thanks for taking us on an adventure Lisa! I actually worked at a plant where we zinc plated parts for Harley and always wanted to go to the museum. I definitly will make a road trip this summer to go visit it!😄

  19. Enjoyed the ride with you two, thanks for sharing, I love Facebook for THAT reason ! I’m a sharer now and it makes a lot of other people I know happy. I was always the quiet one, never said anything or did things, until I hit 50, then watch out !!!!!! I became me and I love it !!!! So thanks again for sharing your adventure, it’s only an invasion of privacy if someone shares your stuff, which they shouldn’t do unless they ask !!! Loved the hair, and I also like Eric Church’s music !

  20. This is amazing. A million thanks for sharing:) Happy Anniversary! Glad you got away……you both deserve it:)

  21. Thank you for sharing with us. You two look like you’re having a wonderful time and your hair is so pretty! Have fun and enjoy life!

  22. Lisa & Nick, Thanks for sharing. I have a good friend from England who is a Harley guy to the max and I’m going to share this with him. He and his wife are coming over to the states and I’m sure he will want to do the Milwaukee trip. Hugs and Happy Anniversary.

  23. Thank you, Lisa for sharing an adventure I’d never get a peek at. And thank you , Nick, for understanding that we aren’t just voyeurs but virtual friends.

  24. I am so jealous of your vacation. Would love to go see the HD museum. We just sold our Harley’s and kinda miss them.

  25. I love this! It’s almost like being there! Looked like such a fun getaway! You work all the time….nice to see you taking time off! Your hair looked amazing too! Thanks for taking us along with you!

    1. I grew up in Elm Grove but went to school in Milwaukee. I have been in Denver for 52 years. Sounds like lots has changed. Good to see and hear all the changes. Thank you/sally hopkins

  26. I am so jealous of your trip to Milwaukee! I was born there in 1950 and my father worked his way through Engineering School at the Harley Factory. I haven’t been back to visit the museum, it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    That alternate block seven of yours was a challenge for me since I don’t have your triangle papers, guess I better order some. Posted mine of the Blockheads Facebook — thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Sounds like a wonderful time. I’m an Eric Church fan too. My husband and I saw him in Philadelphia and we’ll see him again in Reading, PA. So far, only Garth’s show comes close to being so good. Happy Anniversary!

  28. It looks like you two had a wonderful time, I’m glad you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. And I’m glad Nick let you share, if I can’t go I can enjoy the places through others.

  29. Cutie Pattuti!! Thanks for sharing. I travel through your eyes & it means the world to me. I think I would have liked Eric Church. So great seeing you enjoying yourself outside of quilting.

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