Whirlwind Weekend in Wisco

One of my first stops when I moved back to the US, almost a year ago, was to head home to Wisconsin for a few days – since then I have made four trips back to see family (not including time spent with my brother and sister in NYC and Seattle). It is always a treat to spend time with the fam and my bestie in Wisco but this trip back was extra special because it was the first time I brought home the Enemy of Fun (and his first trip to Wisco EVER).

While he has already met most of my family, it was extra important to me that he meet my grandma (‘cause she is the cat’s pajamas). So we flew in Friday night to Milwaukee –  got in 30 minutes with my dad (who volunteered his airport pick up services), then an evening with my mom before crashing into bed with little Riley-pie.


As weekends are for brunching (and Milwaukee is no exception), I headed to Café Corazon for brunch with my bestie, mumsicle and the Enemy of Fun. Café Corazon’s migas with soy chorizo are SO GOOD … plus horchata. I didn’t manage to get in an epic Wisconsin-style bloody mary – that will have to be for next time.

After brunch, we headed straight up to Gram’s in Green Bay. We spent most of the weekend in Green Bay, hanging with Gram, going for walks along the river, checking out Lambeau field (Packerland at its finest), and having a big all you can eat chicken dinner at Van Able’s. We even managed to squeeze in a quick drive down the main street in Cedarburg, which is where I grew up – showing the EOF where I had my first job (Java House!).

Sunday morning walk along the Fox River
Fall is coming!
Views of St Norbert’s across the river
Gram’s garden
Who is that adorable baby?! (It’s me)
My aunt Margaret Catherine
All you can eat chicken dinner
Cheese fridge at the Milwaukee Airport – for all your cheese needs
Getting recombobulated after security at the Milwaukee Airport
Flying into New York City on the morning of Sept 11th – right past One World Trade
My current concrete jungle

Another wonderful weekend trip. In the works – two more weekends in Washington DC and then Europe for ten days! Stay tuned!

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  1. Rachel, you are obviously having a big impact on Jamie’s acceptance and tolerance of cats. I’d like to think that Eliot (yes, 1 E and 1 T) for smoothing the way somewhat.

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