Day 19… “The Red Oak,” Mars Cheese Castle, City Tours MKE, and “Jose’s Blue Sombrero”
Saturday, June 19th, 2021
After an amazing night of sleep, and two storms that rolled through, I was up and at it to start a fresh day! I love that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you have the entire day ahead of you, that blank canvas ready to be painted with new memories. Brunch was planned at the “The Red Oak” located in Bristol, WI. I was meeting up with my dear friend, Amy, and it was such a beautiful reunion with her precious soul. Amy had lost someone very close to her this past year due to Covid, so it was the first time I was able to hug her and give her my personal condolences.
We had such a nice time on the patio, eating a beautiful array of Farm breakfasts and avocado toast. The weather was in the 70’s, low humidity, and it just matched well the infused water we were so much enjoying. A great time of fellowship and friendship….love Amy and was so happy to love on her for a while. I gifted her before one more hug goodbye, and told her I will see her again next summer.
Before heading to the next thing, I came across the “Mars Cheese Castle” off of the Highway. I have driven past this thing a MILLION times living in Wisconsin forever, and I had NEVER stepped foot inside it. SO, I took Walter to see the FAMOUS Cheese Castle and all of it’s dairy goodness- it was great. It’s an iconic stop here in WI – make sure you check it out if you are going to be in the area.
I am great at finding fun stuff to do and had found this cool Historic Milwaukee Tour for early afternoon. I parked in the Brewery District and found the tour with no problem. I was pleasantly surprised that this was NOT a walking tour, but I would get to ride an electric vehicle. After all the walking last night, it was nice to just sit on a comfortable seat, and only be a party of 3 in our car. The smaller the party, the more intimate you get to know other people – AND Dylan our tour guide! He was EXCELLENT and could NOT have done it better. Over a span of 2 hours, he took us EVERYWHERE in the City of Milwaukee, including the Lakefront which was actually FREEZING today! This was an open-air vehicle, no doors to open or close, so very much like a large golf cart. Seat belts yes, but there were the handles to hold on to for sharp corners. He drove safely and I never felt uncomfortable being a part of the regular traffic in it. He was efficient, charismatic, and friendly. He LOVED Walter when I brought him out for his first pic with “The Fonz” statue at the Riverfront. The entire car then enjoyed helping me get Walter pics all over the city- HOW cool is that???!? The gentleman I met in our party was a Veteran and lived in Hawaii most of his life and told me everything I need to see and do there- he now retired in North Carolina and his wife and him invited me out to meet up with them for a tour of their city there- SO AWESOME!!!! The tour was great, called “City Tours MKE” and I HIGHLY recommend them for a GREAT view of the entire City.
Exhausted and hungry from a full day, I headed to “Jose’s Blue Sombrero.” A great Mexican Restaurant near my Bed and Breakfast, I filled up on Watermelon and Mango Margaritas, Nachos, Enchiladas, and Tacos. It was delicious and I won’t have to eat for a while LOL. A beautiful dinner to wrap up my time with the Milwaukee area. Tomorrow, I head to Dad’s in Door County, WI for FATHER’S DAY- YAY!!! See you then.
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