Category Archives: Wisconsin

Random Pic: Looking Up In City Hall

View from ground floor looking up in City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

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The Joys And Quirks Of Dane County Regional Airport

If you travel enough you’ve probably seen all manner of airports. There are the behemoths, like New York’s Kennedy, London’s Heathrow, or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson that function as cities unto themselves and take up God knows how many acres of real … Continue reading

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La Fine della Tenuta di Tenuta – Turning the Page on 90 Years of Family (and American) History

You’re looking at the house my great-grandparents moved into in the early 1920s after they got married. They were immigrants from backwater towns in Calabria, in southern Italy, and they, like a lot of immigrants from their immediate vicinity, moved … Continue reading

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The Hiawatha – Amtrak Gets One Right

I’ve previously criticized Amtrak on this blog as junky, inefficient, and a ripoff. That criticism has been justified, in my opinion. For traveling distances of 200 miles or more, Amtrak won’t get you there faster than a bus (unless you … Continue reading

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Touring Titletown

After visiting beautiful downtown Milwaukee last week, the Carioca and I drove up I-43 to Green Bay, aka Titletown, USA. No, that nickname does not refer to real estate, unless you’re thinking of the most famous piece of real estate … Continue reading

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The Brise-Soleil That Made Milwaukee Famous

‘Twas beer that made Milwaukee famous, and although two of America’s three largest breweries long ago left town, the old city on the lake still retains much of its German brewing and imbibing heritage. Down the highway a bit sits … Continue reading

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Slip Slidin’ Away: Waterparks in Winter

Feeling the walls closing in this winter? Can’t swing a ticket to the Caribbean or Polynesia? If you live in or near America’s Dairyland, you can enjoy an aquatic getaway on the cheap, and if you’re lucky, a free lobster … Continue reading

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