Hello from Milwaukee! We've had a shock of snow and freezing temperatures during the past week. On my social media, people always joke about how terrible winters in Wisconsin are. However, the last few years have been surprisingly mild. Now, though, we are having a true winter! We've had two large snowstorms and another is supposedly on its way this weekend. Windchill warnings are in place for this weekend and the coming week. Yesterday before I left for class, my local weather app said temp of negative 6 but feels like negative 24! Yikes! Here are some photos of last Monday of a trek Ryan and I made to Lake Park after the first major snow and before the temps got too cold.
The snow appeared to have blown the snow up and then frozen it in midair all along the park fence railings. I haven't been to Lake Park in quite awhile, and going after the first snow while everything is still white and undisturbed was beautiful.
Winter parkour! Just kidding lol. Maybe by my definitions. I enjoy the last photo where all my hair is flying and my winter gear is hitting me in the face!
I don't have any remarks about the next few photos other than, "aren't they pretty?" so I'll share a couple life updates. My goals for the new year are off to a moderate start. Some have been easier than others and in my monthly recap post next week I will go into more specifics on successes and how to work harder on others to make them happen. I have been back at school for one week and the semester has started with a bang. I have two part-time jobs and seven classes, so I'm still adjusting to the onslaught of due dates and work scheduling. I am adjusting my meal prep goals so that I can cook a greater number of new recipes. Ryan and I made Thai food the night after this trip to the park and it was delicious and I cannot wait to share. This weekend I hope to try some recipes for Cajun soup and bagels (totally unrelated to each other).
The North Lighouthouse Ravine Trail is a cute little trail to take to get from the park to the lakefront. It has some wooden stairs and bridges along with a small waterfall that made some cool shapes as it froze over.
I took a panorama shot of the waterfall and surrounding area in addition to the photo below, but it was too large to upload (with my free service). This photo gets the point across though.
Park meets lakefront.
Milwaukee has many parks within the city and I would like to explore more of them! I have been growing more comfortable with exploring the city the longer I've been here. When I first moved for college, I was scared to step more than a couple blocks off campus! But, the longer I've stayed the better the map of the city I have in my head and the smaller it actually seems!
I hope you all enjoy your weekends. For the remainder of the weekend I have quite a bit of work to get done for school, but I plan on finishing the images for my 30-minute Strength Workout post, along with cooking the recipes I mentioned above. I was going to see some family today, but one member ended up ill, so my plans were cleared. There is a high of 9 later today so I might venture out to the grocery store, but otherwise I'll probably stay in and work from home!
Hi my name is Emilee and 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!