Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Days of Summer Hurrah!

Hey guys! So Summer is just about up.
I'm looking forward to fall! SO BAD!
But before I get into my fall mode, I thought I'd throw one quick "Summer" post at ya!
I'm not really a summer girl, so I don't do these often, but I had the chance to 
guest post for a summer traditions series, and this is what I posted.
Summer Traditions in Milwaukee! Are you excited? Probably!

Amazing Necklace from Andi @ The Holli Rogue

I thought I'd take just a few minutes to educate you on Milwaukee Summer Traditions.
I come from Wisconsin, so automatically when I say that I am pretty sure people imagine
2 things: cheese & cows probably.
I'm pretty much like you, in that I eat cheese on my cheeseburger or taco, or
the occasional grilled cheese sandwich & the ONLY time I come across a cow is
at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Like every state, that is a story within itself, full of traditions...
ahem... um...cream puff... 
Ok, Ok, let me just show you quick...
because people literally stand in line for like over an hour for one of these at the state fair.

Anyways, state fair and cream puffs aside, let me tell you about a little local claim
we have going on here in Milwaukee.
Every summer is a season of festivals here along the lakefront (Lake Michigan in case you
didn't know) we have fests that celebrate different nations...
Germanfest, Greekfest, Festa Italiana, Indian Summer, Mexican Fiesta...etc..
but before all that starts we have SUMMERFEST!
Here is the claim! Summerfest: The worlds largest music festival!
Really Milwaukee? The Worlds Largest? I don't even know. Maybe it's true, maybe not.

So Summerfest, like any festival involves the 3 following;
Food: Which i love to hate and hate to love. It's all just too delicious.
Booze: Mostly I just hate it, because its crowds of people who have no clue whats going on.
Music: Everything from Local to  Katy Perry to Toby Keith to Iron Maiden.
Most definitely HUNDREDS of bands performing. 
Actually I just looked it up. 11 stages and 700 bands in the span of 11 days. Crazy right?
(I'm sure they didnt count the smaller local stages in that)
This year in particular I went to see My brothers & sister in Laws band play...
They rocked that stage, and had a decent crowd too for being "local."
(local, but currently living in Nashville)

We enjoyed the splendid 108 degree heat that day. The insane heat wave we had here 
in the land of Winter. I blame all the people here who threaten to move to Florida,
mid-winter. They brought it on us.

But at least we got some cute pictures out of it, right?

No, I didnt force the kids to "just lay down for a minute and look nice at mommy,
so I can take a picture." Nope, not me. I never do that.

So, that is ONE of our summer traditions. What did YOU do this summer?


Anonymous said...

I've yet to get to the WI State fair, but have been to the MN one :) I can't wait for Fall either!! Bring it on :) Have a wonderful weekend, friend!!!

hannah said...

Looks super Fun! I do think of cheese and cows when I hear Wisconsin, but also beer :)My cousin moved there for work. Our summer was full of those 105 days...YUCK. However we did enjoy going to Lake Tahoe. The musicfest looked like a blast!!

Sandra Kohlmann said...

Oh Summerfest. I've only been once. So many drunks. I got to see Weezer, but I'm not sure I loved the fest so much.

We went to Door County, hit up a few state parks, and have been enjoying the Green Bay farmers market. That's about it for our summer traditions. Being vegan, we're not so big into fairs.

I'm with you, though. I am most definitely ready for Fall. Going into September with temps in the 80s is just too much! Bring on the sweater weather!

sophistifunk said...

cream puffs are the absolute best! those ones look amazing!
p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

xo brie

sophistifunk said...

cream puffs are the absolute best! those ones look amazing!
p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

xo brie

Jana Faith said...

I love festivals like that. We have quite a few throughout Spring-Early Fall. Looks like you guys had a good time.... and the best part of any event like that is the food!

The Mommist said...

Oh, wow! Looks like fun, fun, fun! Your pictures are awesome! I drooled over the cream puff photo!

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