Sunday, July 6, 2014
A Drive Down Memory Lane on Milwaukee's Lake Drive
We have been in Milwaukee since Thursday and have had a really nice time visiting neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Today we went to breakfast and decided to take a ride along Lake Drive starting from downtown. We traveled this way so many times in the last thirty years. It was a little cloudy and only in the low 70's in July. That's one reason we moved to a warmer climate. But the ride from the back seat of the car was fun. It started at the Pabst Theatre where we saw The Christmas Carol a few times; past City Hall - still under construction; by the Calatrava and art museum to the beach. A volleyball tournament was going on; the beach goers were having a whack at it; and the coffee lovers had ample opportunity to enjoy it all from several venues. Along Lake Drive are the stately mansions along the north shore; neighborhood parks overlooking Lake Michigan; and a return trip heading back home. The Hoan Bridge is under construction and underneath it is the last day of the famous Summerfest. The skyline is all too familiar but seems so different now. We moved to DC eight years ago and it's definitely not at all like Milwaukee, which was the reason I started the blog. It's hard to believe we lived here for thirty years. I wish we could transplant all the people we know and grew up with there. That is definitely the one thing we miss the most.