Miller Time

Amber and I spent the weekend in Milwaukee for a wedding. To be honest I was really not looking forward to this trip but it turned out to be a lot of fun.

We flew into Chicago-Midway on Friday and rented a car to drive up to Milwaukee. Toll roads are interesting phenomena; in theory I think they’re great. Those who use the roads pay for the roads, but when you forget that you’re getting on to a toll road and need to scramble for change to pay for the tolls they really suck.

Between the wedding and the reception we had a few hours to burn and since there were about a dozen of us with nothing to do we decided to go take the Miller Brewery tour. It was a free tour with free beer at the end, even if it was crappy Miller products it still doesn’t get any better than that.

On Sunday once everyone got to the airport(s) we headed to Gambill’s to hang out with him for a few hours. We went to his office in the Sears tower. He’s “only” on the 33rd floor but it’s still a heck of a view. We followed that up with a trip down to Millennium Park. It’s a gift to the people of the city of Chicago… bought by the people of Chicago :-). It’s a really nice park with some great features. The artistic center piece is a piece of art known locally as “the bean” which is a giant reflective bean that gives a whole new perspective on the city via its reflection. But stand underneath the sculpture and its reflective surface can definitely cause a bit of disorientation and I know for me at least it threw my equilibrium off for a few hours… but it’s really cool to see.  We followed this up with Pizza at Gino’s East.  MMM pizza.

Monday morning we found ourselves with a couple of hours to burn and ended up going to the Brookfield Zoo.  It’s absolutely HUGE and we saw maybe 1/4 of it.  Highly suggested if you find yourself in the area with a day or two to burn.

So that was our weekend.  Good times all around.