Life seems to be getting way ahead of me recently! I can't believe I'm already so close to the end of my freshman year of college! In only 43 days I'll be moving out of the dorms! Holy moly!!
Anyway, last weekend Ryan came up to visit me. We went on lots of adventures to the parks around Milwaukee. I never realized how many parks there are here until we just decided to start looking for them! We went to at least five different ones over the weekend. During day hours you can pretty much park any place along the lakeside pathway and there will be a park to visit!
Trying to take nice pictures...
There are a lot of statues of historical figures around the parks. We saw at least six during our adventures hopping from park to park. The guy below was looking pretty fine!
We also found a very random cabin in this park. We were just walking along a path and suddenly it appeared! It was all locked up and there was no sign by it, so I'm really curious what it's doing there! I think I may have smudged the outer lens of my camera because all of the outward facing photos have an odd sort of smudgy glow.
Beautiful buildings near downtown Milwaukee.
We started walking down streets towards a busier part of town and discovered a very small park in between two streets dedicated to Scotland's Immortal bard, Robert Burns!
Finding this little blue box reminded me of two things. First, the blue box made me think of the Tardis, which made me sad because Doctor Who is no longer on Netflix. Then it reminded me that someday I want to build one of this little blue "take a book, leave a book" sharing libraries!
The parks just kept coming! Friday alone I know we for sure went to four different parks!
After exploring some parks, we decided to travel up Oakland in search of a coffee shop. It took awhile, but we found one!
Live, play, shop is a very good motto!
We saw three different restaurants serving Asian cuisine on our way up the avenue. Now I know where to go when I get those cravings! One had really cool sculptures all around the door.
Then we came across one of the coolest coffee shops I've ever set foot in: Stone Creek Coffee. I ordered the Burundi Gahombo blend that had notes of raspberry, black tea, and cocoa in it and made with the clever press. Ryan ordered the Peru El Diamante that had hints of lime, dried cranberry, and toffee and made with an aero press. I had no idea coffee could be so complex!
This was honestly some of the best coffee I've ever had. It didn't even need a sweetener!
I definitely plan on going back again sometime soon! I love trying new types of coffee drinks.
We spent the remainder of our Friday night by attending a special planetarium show on campus. It was a star show of the view from the Caribbean, which is pretty different than what we see here in Wisconsin! The show was really good. The presenter told us about the culture of different countries in the Caribbean and explained some of the stories behind the constellations.
We ended the night with some Ben and Jerry's. I've always wanted to try The Tonight Dough because I really like Jimmy Fallon's show! It tasted great and made for a wonderful end of the evening!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!