Thursday, August 7, 2008

Milwaukee, WI

Mom and a I took a little trip up to Milwaukee to visit Bubby on Sunday. Every time I visit Milwaukee I fall in love with it's midwest charm a little more. However, I have yet to be there in the depths of January so I'll have to see winter before I can truly understand it's charms and faults. Never less the urban center is clean with manicured green spaces along the lake and hip neighborhood bars and boutiques within walking distance from Bubby's 14th floor apartment looking over the lake. She lives in the perfect location to show off how beautiful the city is.

It was so good to see, learn, and get to know my Grandmother. The city and her endless stream of surprises makes me want to go back soon. Here are some pictures of mom, Bubby, and I (the 3 ring circus) doing a little urban GeoCaching and a few of the views from her place.
Me and Mom on Bubby's Balcony

Stalking the Cach

Found it!

Mom and Bubby with our treasure

Me and Bubby in our glamor glasses

Summer Recap, Where I've been

Hello Hello,

I kind of fell off the blog sphere for a few months. My last few weeks in Europe were packed with parties, good byes, and an adventures. My mom came at the end of school and we went to the South of Spain for a week. Beautiful. Spain makes it so easy to fall in love with her. The sun, colors, and life style are slow and accommodating. The beauty makes it easy to fall into the Mediterranean pace. I turned 21 in Spain and had the perfect birthday dinner with my mom in a restaurant right on the Mediterranean. A full moon welcomed in my twenty first year and created one of those ingrained memories that sticks with you.

Lauren came to Belgium for a few days before I left and went on a few little adventures to DeHann and Brugges. I wish we could have spent the whole summer together. Instead it was back to the U.S. and two months of working at the BBC serving beer and cheeseburgers. The work was hard, and you never feel like you get paid enough. But as always made me respect money and look forward to doing fulfilling work that pays me with results and progress instead of a few dollars on the table.