We know the temps are coming down this week, but Sunday dawned a beautiful day! And a colorful day. About 8 a.m. bikes started arriving at the State Fair Park and before we knew it there were several thousand of them. All gathering for a “Slow Ride” (not a race) by way of encouragement to the owner of a chain of bicycle stores around town. Wheel & Sprocket has been around as long as I can remember and the owner has just been diagnosed with advanced liver cancer; the ride has been hastily put together to show public support for a pillar of the community.
On a different train of thought we got our and wandered among some of our old haunts. Among them Lake Park in Milwaukee.
Peg had to pet the lion. We got a kick out of the golfer who was more interested in his cellphone than in his putting, and of course there were numerous Pokemon pursuers — a phenomenon we had not seen before — unreal!
We mosey’d on up to Whitefish Bay — one of the metropolitan communities — where we watched high school kids painting school spirit slogans on local merchant windows (sanctioned of course) and the typical Sunday morning stroll by residents along the main street of this little town in a big community. Lovely. Homey.
We finished up our day of wandering by stopping at Cermak Fresh Market — the newest kid on the grocery store block in this area. They have an exceptional produce department, extensive meat department featuring cuts that are far more typical of hispanic leanings than Milwaukee has seen for a long while, and probably the widest selection of ethnic foods of all sorts (Asian, Eastern European, European, South American). It’s good to be back home!
The plan is still to take it easy a few more days.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be here again tomorrow to chat if you want. 🙂