Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Milwaukee, Fonzarelli, and more.

Oh my, time flies! N is back in school and is enjoying 3rd grade. I think it's been harder for me to adjust to a new grade and a new class (he had the same class and teacher for 1st and 2nd grade) than it has been for him!

Right before school started we snuck away for a quick trip to Milwaukee. N had been wanting to ride the Amtrak for a year and we'd been promising to go during the summer. Before we knew it, summer break was almost over! N and Mark took the Amtrak to Milwaukee and I drove up there so we'd have a car.

Our first order of business was to find the Fonz. Mark's a fan. We walked all over to find The Bronze Fonz because it wasn't exactly where the book we had said it was.

N thought the statue was a little bit creepy. It's a life-size statue; I didn't know Henry Winkler was so short.

Next up was the Milwaukee Public Museum. We really liked the Butterfly Vivarium.

The entire butterfly wing was interesting.

A little something beaded...

Next was the Pabst Mansion. I wish I could show you the inside of the mansion, but photos were not allowed. The outside is something to see. It looks a little out of place with the newer buildings surrounding it.

I loved the architectural details.

Our final stop was the Harley Davidson Museum.We're not really Harley or motorcycle people, but the museum was really interesting.

Here's an early Harley Davidson from 1907.

Mark was on the lookout for Elvis's Harley.

And I was surprised to come across a very sparkly rhinestone Harley! Whoa!

At the end of the tour is an area to try out some bikes from different time periods.

Did I mention we visited all of these muesums in one day?


mtnchild said...

You did good! It sounds like a really fun day.


Cindy said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun! I never knew all of that stuff was in Milwaukee :)

iSew said...

Looks like a fun trip but I have to agree with N. The Fonz looks a little creepy.

Sarah and Jack said...

Ok, that fonz IS creepy. LOL

Andrew Thornton said...

I love Milwaukee!