To Milwaukee and back

I spent my day in Milwaukee, and despite the abysmal weather, I enjoyed traveling back to the Land of Cheeseheads. I took the Amtrak from Union Station in Chicago and just 90 minutes later I was in Milwaukee. This was my first time on an Amtrak train and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the experience was. The roundtrip ticket was cheaper than a tank of gas, the seats were comfy enough with plenty of leg room and I didn’t have to worry about traffic or parking. #winning.

Amazingly, the seats really were almost this nice.

Once I arrived, Josh and I checked out a new restaurant (new for us)–AJ Bombers–which unfortunately I wasn’t too impressed with. Going to a place known for its burgers on Good Friday, however, may have had something to do with it. Still, Josh did order a burger and rated it only “decent.” My grilled cheese fared about the same. Better luck next time.

From lunch we headed out to the Mayfair Mall to catch an afternoon showing of Water for Elephants. I had been looking forward to seeing this movie and while I have plenty of praise for Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (!!), there was just too much circus-themed animal cruelty for me to give this film a raving review. Fortunately, I was able to use my AMC free movie passes so we didn’t waste any money. Plus, the gigantic Cinnabon we shared afterward more than made up for our iffy take on the movie.

Why must you be so unhealthy?

And just like that, an hour and a half later I was back in IL. ‘Til Monday.

[images via getty images]


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2 responses to “To Milwaukee and back

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! I saw Water for Elephants last night and was pleasantly surprised by Rob Patt’s acting – I agree that there was a ton of violence though :(

  2. So glad that you stopped by. But you’re right, specialty burger joint on Good Friday is pretty funny. If you’re headed back, shoot me an email and we’ll make it up to you :)

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