Anyone who has seen Wayne's World knows that "Milwaukee" is derived from the Algonquian word Millioke , which means "The Good Land." This city is the home of so many great things. I've been visiting good friends here for years and every time I visit I discover something new. On this trip I was introduced to "The Domes" (Mitchell Park Conservatory). Designed by Donald Grieb, the glass domes are 140 feet in diameter at the base and 85 feet high. I was pressed for time so I didn't get a chance to visit the different climates in each dome. Next time.
The Public Market reminded me of San Francisco's Ferry Building. Many little shops housing local merchant's goods bustling with people. There was a coffee shop at the main entrance with face-sized cookies. An unexpected discovery on this trip was a row of four townhouses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright located just south of downtown. Most are still private residences.
No trip to Milwaukee is complete without some beer. This year my friends took me to a fun Beer garden complete with sausages, pretzels, and, of course, liter sized beers.
As always, I'm looking forward to my next trip to Milwaukee.