This winter just seems to be dragging. I had decided on Monday that we needed a quick little get-a-way. It couldn't be too far and having something other than winter sports. I decided we were going to go to Milwaukee. It is less than 4 hours away. Takes a tank of gas to get there. There are museums. And, I have college friends there. It sounded like a good place to go. I booked a night at the Pfister Hotel. I will have a separate post about that in a day or so. The Milwaukee Public Museum has always been a favorite of ours. There is also a special exhibit right now and I ordered tickets for that which also included the general admission. National Geographics Real Pirates was there. Here is some information about that since you couldn't take pictures in there. We got there about two hours before our time to go into it.
We walked around until then. I should have taken this picture a little different. It is the skeleton of a whale.
When you leave the Streets of Old Milwaukee, you transition into the European Village. There are rooms from thirty different European countries that represent the different cultures that make up Milwaukee.
This exhibit use to do more when I was a kid. Everyone was looking for the button that would make the rattlesnake rattle but, alas, I believe it is just wore out. It is still amazing.
There was Samson. I overhead some young parents tell their children, "Oh look at the gorilla."
I said,,"That's no gorilla. That's Samson." He was a huge draw at the Milwaukee County Zoo during the 1960's until his death in 1981. There is more about Samson. One of the volunteers overhead me and added to the conversation. I think the family thought we were nuts. It was fun!
Real Pirates was interesting. There were actors re-enacting rolls but, I thought it would be more. Maybe they are just getting bored.
Like I said. Another post will be following regarding the Pfister Hotel. I think it is a very cool historic hotel.
Didn't get too much stitching done but, had a really fun weekend.
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