Thursday, March 15, 2007

Our Town edition of the Thursday Three

From Terry:

1) If you only had one hour to show a visitor something interesting in your hometown, where would you go?

Funny how the first place I thought of was outdoors, given that Milwaukee is a pretty big city. But we are a city of parks, so my friend and I would head over to one of our many outdoor beauty spots. Although if it's raining, the first choice would be the Mitchell Park Domes, which have been around as long as I have. Your guess as to who has aged better.

2) If you then had to find that friend a great place for a quick bite to eat, where would you go?

Historic Turner Restaurant springs to mind, but only if my friend picks one of the "classic" German dishes or a brat and sauerkraut. Have to stick with the local history, you know.

3) Now that you’ve entertained them and fed your friend, it’s time to send him on his way. You’re not sure which way he’s going, but he’s got a fast red convertible, and you want him to see something nice as he drives. What route from your home to someplace else, either to the north, south, east, or west would you recommend to him as the most scenic drive?

Well, if it's a male friend and it were summer, I'd simply send him on a slow drive north on Lincoln Memorial Drive, so he can take in the view of the babes in bikinis waves on the beach.

But this is Wisconsin, and that would require that he be here during the 9.6 minutes we have weather warm enough to hang out on the shores of Lake Michigan in anything lighter than a parka. Instead, I'd send him west toward Madison, but along Hwy. 59, rolling through the hills of the Kettle Moraine, through tiny towns like Dousman, Jefferson and Cambridge, which is the home of Rowe Pottery Works. If I remember correctly, there is a nice little restaurant just down the street from the pottery store.

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