8/4/2010

Greetings from a balmy evening in West Allis, WI.

Just got home from going to a “soft opening” of a bar called “Stubbies” with Todd and Rodger. It is located along the Milwaukee river at the intersection of Humboldt and Commerce – just North of downtown Milwaukee. A “soft opening” is when the bar opens up for a limited number of people so their bartenders, waist staff and kitchen crews get used to serving customers and get some of the kinks out. I enjoyed a really nice cider beer along with a raspberry wheat beer called Purple Haze. It was a fun evening because there was only a dozen patrons in the bar and the bartenders were in a festive mood – giving out lots of free samples and taking time to talk about the beers they have on tap and the specials they plan on offering. Here’s some pictures I took:

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BBQ chicken with onions and mac and cheese. Todd ordered it for all three of us to sample. Was good....

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Todd and Rodger having fun...

I made it home by 9:30pm… John was texting me on the way home to see when I was going to arrive. Distracted driving is dangerous driving – so I did not answer his texts until I got home :)

As promised, here’s the second part of the “Midwest Holiday” movie from Archive.org. I thought it was cute and fun to see the old travel trailer in action. Back in 1952 I doubt the trailer had air conditioning and with it painted a dark blue or black I bet it got a little warm in there. They probably had fans to move the air around:

Midwest Holiday

Last evening the PeaPod van arrived right at 8:30pm. We had the same driver as the previous week so it went smoothly – he knew exactly where to go.

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Peapod Van outside the MoHo

Not much else going on. Tomorrow is the first day of the State Fair and Deven and Melinda are coming up for it. I plan on meeting up with them after work around 4:00pm – it will be nice to see them again. I’m off to bed…..

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