My final day of adventure in Milwaukee started out with coffee at Colectivo - Lakefront to connect with one of my cousins. Splendid walk down to the lake -- so much greenery! And yes, I took an alternate route on my way back to The Plaza -- equally as lovely. A lake by the lake and a forested path made it easy to forget I was in the city.
Happy Birthday to Me!
Main goal of the day: kayaking
Pack Up + Go included the postcard Life Is Better At The Beach (see the envelope post), which suggested several adventures near or on the water. Milwaukee Kayak Company didn’t open until 10am. As an early riser, I had plenty of time to kill.
5:15am, Monday, July 11, 2016
My Uber driver pulls up. Eeeeee!!!
Bye pups! Don't kill anyone, or at least don't get caught. Love you!
Uber driver: Airport, huh? Where's your luggage?!
Me: (holding small backpack) Just a 3-day!
UD: What airline?
Me: I don't know!!
(I tell him about Pack Up + Go)
Me: But now I can open my envelope!!! (Rip open envelope!) ...Milwaukee!!!
UD: No way! I'm from Milwaukee!!
(Insert excited conversation about the contents of the envelope and additional tips from my driver until we arrived at the airport)
My prep email arrived exactly a week before departure. Not gonna lie, I definitely looked up a weather map of the US for dates of my trip! I had a several guesses, some more likely that others, but I didn't want to dig too deep to give away the surprise.
I'm a pretty firm believer in celebrating birthdays. And in getting yourself a birthday present. Why wouldn't you celebrate yourself?! You're awesome!
Thus the gift of a surprise adventure to me, from me. Enter Pack Up + Go, 3-day surprise vacations. What a grand idea! One of the hardest parts for me in planning a vacation is choosing where I want to go. And I don't enjoy picking out airfare or trying to find a hotel. This company does all of that for you!
And bonus, it is a surprise!