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Milwaukee Day #1
Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted: Sep 10, 2006 | 376 words | 0 Comments
Yesterday was the first full day away from home and what a great day it was. After a good night of sleep I was fully rested for the day. All of the anxiousness and restless nerves that I had the weeks (and months) leading up to all of this are all gone. It’s here now and I’m loving it. So… back to Milwaukee.
I experienced a broad range of culture yesterday. We started the day by going on the Miller brewery tour. Sadly, being a Saturday, all the machines and gadgets weren’t running. It puts into perspective how much beer is consumed and also makes you think more about consumerism as well. Regardless of all that it’s very impressive. People would say it’s only fitting to go to the Miller brewery when in Milwaukee.
From there we headed to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Amazing. And I’ve always wondered where those Lipitor commercials were filmed. The architecture is stunning. It’s the place to go for filming any sort of futuristic scene. And of course there is a great art collection. After working at Kresge Art Museum for a year at MSU I realized how much I learned. I was familiar with the works of Motherwell, de Kooning, and of course Warhol and more. I would say it’s one of the top museums I’ve been to and would surely return.
From there Anah, Dan, and I took a stroll along Lake Michigan where there was an impressive kite festival. It couldnt’ have been a better day for flying kites as far as wind goes. And I think it was the first time I saw kite flying that was synchronized wit h music.
Lastnight Dan and Anah hosted a house-warming party where I was introduced to several people. I also had these delicious bacon wraps with water chestnuts in the middle. Apparently I was the only person at the party who hasn’t seen these before. Delicious! Dan and Anah have an eclectic group of sincere friends. It really brings me back to the group of friends from Akers Hall, an eclectic group of people and endless fun.
It was a great welcoming and full day in Milwaukee with a few more days to go. Here’s to cheese Wisconsin. -xo