Last weekend Ryan was able to come visit me, which made the weekend very enjoyable! Good company and good weather all-around! We began our adventure by going out for sushi. We decided to eat early though, so while waiting for the restaurant to open we went down by the river and to Blick art supplies. While I got a multi-media sketchbook on sale. Going to art stores makes me feel so inspired!
The dock we stood on had these awesome-looking yet strange green decorations on the railings!
We also walked into the lobby of one of the super fancy Riverwalk condominiums and inquired about the prices. They start around $240,000....ouch!
This sign made me smile.
After a short interlude around the area, the restaurant opened! We went to a sushi place called the Screaming Tuna. We saw it a while back when we went on a boat tour of the river because we floated right by it. Ever since then I've been wanting to check it out, so there we went!
They had a lot of colorful glassware at each of the tables. The place was gorgeous!
We each ordered miso soup (essentially salt fish soup) to start.
For the main course, I ordered a Rainbow Roll and Ryan ordered a "Ninja Pig Roll". The rainbow roll was so big! I'll be totally honest that sushi creeps me out a little, but I'm always intrigued to try it. I usually only eat sushi without raw fish, but I wanted to step outside my comfort zone that night!
It's so pretty. I really want to learn how to make sushi myself someday!
Near the end of our meal, I dared Ryan to eat a large hunk of wasabi. He accepted...and it didn't end well! I told him right after he put it in his mouth that I was joking and he didn't have to do it, but it was too late! Poor Ryan.
We both felt a little funky after our sushi encounter, so we went to a park to walk it off.
We discovered a veterans memorial.
There were so many geese everywhere too! I guess they've come back now that the weather is starting to shape up. We had to be very attentive while walking because there was poo everywhere.
This was the same park that the kite festival was held at last year! I recognized the water because that photo is still the background on my computer.
On Saturday we walked some of the trails at Havenwoods State Park. I can't wait to go back there when all the trees have leaves! It was a little barren when we went, but enjoyable all the same. We both got quite a bit of sun while there because neither of us even thought of bringing sunscreen!
We stayed in the park close to three hours. Hiking trips like these make me super excited for camping over the summer!
There was a very odd park-like area near the start of the trails. There was a large square sand pit filled with a variety of wooden structures. We weren't sure if they were for climbing or looking.
After the park, we decided to go to Bayshore for the rest of the evening. We started off by going to La Coppa Gelato! We split a large container of chocolate chip cookie dough and biscotti. It was so good I could have done with a small of each flavor they had...
We ate it in the square and then headed over to Barnes and Nobles, I found so many books there that I'd like to read and wrote them all down for my summer reading list. They include "Crazy Rich Asians," "Thing Explainer," "Restless Creatures," and "A Beautiful Mind."
For dinner we headed to Sprecher. That place is a must-see. They've got a crazy looking bird mascot and the most amazing burgers.
I ordered the Hawaiian burger, which had Swiss cheese, ham, pineapple salsa, and barbecue sauce. I had sweet potato fries on the side. Those are my ultimate favorite!
Sunday was quiet and relaxing. We played tennis at a court near the dorms. I always forget how much I like tennis! I haven't played for over a year, so I'm grateful that Ryan brought up his rackets on a whim! For lunch we mixed ramen noodles with soup, which turned out to be pretty good.
Then we spent the afternoon at the beach. It was so nice out! We collected a ton of beach glass and neat little rocks. We also spent a lot of time trying to skip rocks and sitting on the beach talking about life. It was a perfect end to the weekend.
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!