|Son Tommy and Niece Alyssa take on cleaning duty at my Grandparents' house.|
Interspersed with this cleaning operation was a chance for me to show Tommy some of the other places that were so meaningful to me as a kid. There were two lakes that were near and dear to my heart, both where my other set of grandparents (my mother's parents) had homes when I was growing up. First we visited Lake Keesus, where the house still stands today, lovingly maintained by its gracious subsequent owners.
We also spent some time during our stay exploring a few of the beaches of Lake Michigan in the Milwaukee area. The Village of Fox Point offers Doctor's Park, which has lush tree lined paths,
Moving further south on Lake Drive, tiny Big Bay Park lies just below Palisades Road. On the day we stopped, it was just getting ready to rain, and the deep colors of the Lake looked as dramatic as any ocean.
Other notable meals on the trip were a Friday night family Fish Fry, a Milwaukee tradition, at the Hollander Cafe in Wauwatosa. Here's a little family pic (minus me) in this charming area of Wauwatosa outside the restaurant.
And then there was the fabulous home cooked dinner at my cousins Mark and Kelly's house. Check out this beautiful food, which was accompanied by LOTS of great wine and conversation. Did I mention we had LOTS of wine?
But what about the project, you may ask. Did you finish the office? In a word, no. We bit off more than we could chew. But we got closer. After we cleaned out the grandparents house, we did some painting at the office. Here's dad painting a wall,
At the Milwaukee airport, after clearing security, I paused to recombombulate my discombombulation at this convenient area.
So this was a super long post, and if you hung in there all the way, you are particularly awesome!! And I'm pretty sure there's a trip right around the corner, so stay tuned for what happens next.
Sweet dreams to all, and thanks for following.......