Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a city we pass sometimes on our way here and there, but we have not stopped before. Last weekend we had a FastCAT trial in the area. In the afternoon after our runs, we took a quick trip into town. One if the sites listed to see is the Hello Milwaukee sign. We found it and posed for our photo. It’s tough to photograph as it is on a narrow sidewalk and there are a lot of cars on the small street.
Next up we wanted to do some walking and thought the River Walk would be interesting. It was a cool Saturday afternoon, so not many people were out and about. We did walk several blocks of it, but it is kind of dead because of the weather and weekend. Still we like the idea and it is nice to see some of the area.
Despite the colder weather, people were kayaking on the river in costumes. It sure looked chilly, but they seemed to be having fun. The flowers still look so nice so we took a photo looking down the river with the flowers.
A snipet of our conversation: “Who is this guy? Why does Mom want a photo of us with him so badly? He kind of looks like a weirdo!”
Mom told us we had to take a photo with some guy who would be hanging out on the River Walk. We ran into him but Olivia and I have no clue who he is and why anyone would want a photo with this dude. The two of us were trying to figure out why he is so important.
Okay, if you are as uninformed as we are, this is Arthur Fonzarelli, aka Fonzie, from some old popular TV show called Happy Days. His double thumbs up is his trademark they say. We learned this bronze Fonzie statue has been here since 2008 and is the same height as he is in real life, five foot, six inches, and he is wearing his cool leather jacket and jeans. Once we understood the importance of this guy, we posed nicely with him.
The last thing we stumbled upon is this Chase Bank mural. It goes around the building and is super tall. We were only able to capture a part of it, but we like it. The flowers are pretty and cheery and it brightens up the entire corner. To be honest, we think it looks more like Hawaii than Wisconsin, but it is pretty no matter where it is.
That is the extent of our quick Milwaukee visit. Hope you like the few things we had time to find for you!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.