A stroll down Lafayette Hill towards the Lake, blocks away from my parents' first apartment.
Alterra at the Lake, a coffehouse in what was once the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station.
The newly opened Milwaukee Public Market: certainly the city's most striking recent addition since the Calatrava wing at the Milwaukee Art Musuem.
The Boerner Botannical Gardens in Hales Corners. Perhaps the most beautiful, serene place I know...
Particularly this meadow, which makes me want to run off and frolic through it for days.
Finally: What the world needs now is submissive flora.
Scout Lake Park in Greendale: you can just imagine how lovely the autumn foilage is.
Downtown skyline from a passenger seat window on 1-94. The smokestack in the right foreground has an ad for Sprecher, the city's finest microbrew (and root beer).
Sadly, all the super-cool vintage shops are closed on Sunday evenings.
Some are permanently out-to-lunch on Mondays, too.
Speaking of lunch, we dutifully saved some room for homemade blueberry pie at Lulu's diner in Bay View. Not to mention some Sprecher root beer.
As glorious as any old ocean, in my opinion.
Treasure awaits those who seek it in the otherworldly ravines of Grant Park.
I leave the park and the city, anticipating strange, new adventures and possibilities.