A couple more quick day trips seemed like a good way to break the monotony of waiting and we’re having a great time. The non-rainy days have been bright and inviting so Friday found us out and about again.
We found a new Nature preserve — the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha. There’s a brand spanking new Climate interpretive center that is a magnet for school trips. Other than kids, we didn’t see much by way of visitors — I think the rest of Waukesha has yet to discover it. Or maybe visiting in the middle of an autumn week isn’t peak visitation time! 🙂
The further we got from Milwaukee the hazier it got so that by the time we arrived in Lake Geneva it was actually FOGGY over the lake. We don’t often visit Lake Geneva — it’s always been more of a Chicagoan’s pseudo posh weekend getaway than a big Wisconsinite destination but there are some nice shops and a few cute restaurants. And don’t forget you can take a tour of the lake on the boat that delivers mail to the cottages and mansions along the shore. (Well, you can do that during the tourist season which this was not!)
Come evening time had reservations in Milwaukee to have dinner at a cute old German resto that we’ve never actually patronized before. Mostly it was time to spend with Kathryn and Michael — getting in those last minute family hours before we head out for the winter/year. Kegel’s Inn has been around since the 1920’s when it was a Speakeasy! 100 years later they are still serving up wonderful old German fare as well as top notch Friday Fish Fries — a Milwaukee staple. For a smallish neighborhood establishment this place packs ‘em in — without a reservation on Friday night we’d have been waiting a long, long time. for a table. We all skipped the fish and went straight for the classics: Sauerbraten, and Goulash and Veal Cutlets. Yum Oh!
With rain in the forecast for Saturday I’m saving my bill paying and paperwork for a day without inviting adventures!
On the planning for departure front I’m being a little old woman. (no offense intended towards little old women) I have done the I-65 to I-75 route so man times in my life that I am completely uninspired by that route and I’m having a hard time deciding on a better (for us) alternative. The problem being there really aren’t ’better’ routes — just different ones. But it’s a chance to sit at my desk, stare at the screen, and think curious thoughts. Like why did the guy with the 43’ Country Coach and the 25’ long enclosed trailer move from his spot in an assigned site yesterday, park immediately behind us blocking the road, and then run his aqua-hot all night long. If he’d been where he should have been we would not have heard a thing. As it was we did…. hear something… all night long… I haven’t complained about much lately so using this as an excuse just to see how it feels to complain. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. It’s Saturday and I’ve been told I’m making sausages and pancakes for our daughter who is on the way over for breakfast with us. Yea! I’ll talk with you tomorrow.
[written a couple days ago]