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.
Checked out of The Plaza (I was going to miss my lovely 2-door closet!), and meandered out to the Public Market. I timed it perfectly with lunch, so it was a wonderful swirling mess of people.
Considering I was already at this end of town I decided to continue on to the Clock Shadow Creamery. Might as well fit in at least one tour while I was here!
The creamery tour was pretty educational, and we were able to check out the view from the roof of the building. Neat! Hopped up on knowledge, I thought I'd go for a second learning opportunity and check out the Harley Davidson Museum.
On my walk to HD I passed MobCraft Beer. OH! What is this?! Google, Google, Google. Yes! But they don't open for another hour. Okay, the HD tour and maybe a pit stop the Great Lakes Distillery (which I spied on the opposite corner) could easily fill my time. I had just over two hours until I needed to leave for the airport.
I hauled my sweaty backpack up over the bridge and was welcomed into the museum entrance with a blast of ice cold AC. Heaven! Turns out the tour was $20, which is not bad, but I decided I'd rather spend my $20 at the distillery than checking out harleys (sorry HD fans, I'm a sportbike girl!). Back up over the bridge I go. Two hours until go time.
Great Lakes Distillery did not disappoint! The bartender suggested one of their current features, a lavender collins. I had no idea what what was in it, but the bartender said it was perfectly refreshing for a warm day. Ohhh, so good. I'll take a second!
One hour left. Time to hit up MobCraft Beer.
The space was rad, the beer was delicious (lots of options on tap!), and the owner was very welcoming. This was the perfect way to close out my adventure in Milwaukee.
Not quite the end of MKE!
My Uber driver to the airport was awesome! She was a fun, sassy lady with great stories to share from her Uber experiences.
Back home I was welcomed with an insanely wonderfully overly exuberant pair of pups happy to have me back. Thank you Pack Up + Go for the perfect surprise adventure. <3