Greetings from Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Home of the Cheeseheads!
(I’m seriously considering buying a cheesehead hat before I leave Milwaukee. I would totally wear it at home. I <3 cheese.)
Thankfully, all of my travels went smoothly today: Home —> Taxi —> Boston —> Detroit —> Milwaukee —> Taxi —> Hotel. Not a single travel hiccup.
In Boston, before I boarded the plane to Detroit, I grabbed lunch at Fresh City.
I was really in the mood for a sandwich with lots of veggies, so I ordered the Farmer’s Market wrap.
Inside was lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, edamame, shredded carrot, cheddar, and ranch dressing, and it was wicked good. I love the idea of edamame in a wrap. And ranch dressing.
On the flight to Detroit, I finally finished Inside of a Dog. Not that it was a bad book by any means—I actually really loved it—I’m just not a huge book reader (magazines are a different story) unless I am traveling. I always try to read before bed, but I usually crack open my book, read for 2 minutes, and then pass right out. Obviously, I don’t get very far with my reading.
On the plane, I ate some Biscoff cookies, which were, of course, amazingly delicious. Confession: I love flying Delta solely because of the cookies.
When I landed in Detroit, I had a brief layover (about an hour), so I called my GI doctor to touch base about my medications. I finally made it down to 2.5mg of Prednisone last week, but, sadly, I started to see blood again yesterday. *Sigh* Let’s just say it was “fun” talking about my bowel movements in a crowded airport. Holy awkwardness.
Reminder: Everyone poops.
I had a major craving for fruity candy and a little time to kill before my flight to Milwaukee, so I bought a magazine and some Starburst. It was a lovely way to pass the time.
I arrived safe and sound in Milwaukee about 45 minutes later (super quick flight) and then met up with SkinnyRunner at the airport. She’s in town for the same event, so we hitched a ride together to our hotel.
As soon as we pulled up to the hotel, we bumped into Kelly. Ok, it wasn’t a totally random meeting (we made plans to get together for dinner later in the evening), but it was still funny seeing her as soon as we arrived. Perfect timing!
Once SR and I checked in and got settled in our rooms, the three of us walked around Milwaukee for a little bit and then headed to dinner.
We decided on an Italian restaurant called Louise’s, which served pizza, pastas, and salads.
As soon as we sat down at our table, a basket of delicious cheesy bread with olive oil was served to the table, and I immediately dug in. I was much hungrier than I expected.
For my entrée, I ordered the Four Seasons Pizza, which was a pizza divided into quarters, each with different toppings: bell pepper and zucchini, pesto and goat cheese, sausage and Fontina cheese, and fresh tomato and basil. It was awesome, and I ate so much of it. I definitely left dinner feeling pretty stuffed, but it was worth it. Holy yum!
Post-dinner pic with Kelly and SR!
Questions of the Day
Have you ever visited Wisconsin?
What is your state known for?
Should I buy a cheesehead hat?