Milwaukee (and Boston) Vacation!

Apologies for the long hiatus.  I’ve been busier than expected and therefore sort of uninspired to write lately.  I spent the week before Christmas frantically crocheting and mailing gifts, and doing laundry and packing for a visit to Milwaukee!

So we arrived Christmas morning, and had a lovely Christmas dinner (complete with kielbasa of course!), and then opened presents after watching It’s a Wonderful Life.Image

We spent a lot of time in the cozy house relaxing, playing with the doggies, catching up, and munching on yummy things…

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Got to visit the lovely Christmas lights, train and Nativity display in Pewaukee…

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…FINALLY watched the Hobbit 2!! It exceeded expectations, that’s for sure. Incidentally, I also noticed that the movie theater we went to had the best popcorn ever. Perfectly buttery and salty, even at 930 in the AM 🙂

…Visited the Milwaukee Public Museum then went out for a delicious steakhouse dinner…

…Met up with an old friend….

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…and then met her horse, Hans!

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…Finally saw Holy Hill, which I had never seen in my 4 years of living in Milwaukee….

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…Hung out with more old friends and had a fabulous time laughing together and catching up…

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Husband had to go back to work on yesterday, so I extended my little vacation by trekking out to Boston for a play date with a couple of lovely ladies.  As per tradition, we started our visit with Georgetown Cupcakes where I had a delicious gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese frosting.  Then we shopped, got manicures (MiniLuxe on Newbury = best mani ever), and shopped some more.

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The evening was finished off with delicious hot pot (perfect on a chilly night!) and a visit to my favorite Asian food court for custard buns and boba 🙂

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It is always such a joy to see family and catch up with good friends.  What a great way to end the year!  Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

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