Traveling doesn't always suck, particularly not if you're in Milwaukee. The wonderful folks at the South Eastern Wisconsin PRSA put me up at the most fabulous hotel, The Metro in downtown Milwaukee. Our very own Milwaukee native, Peter Kowalski, gave me strict instructions as to my running route. So I woke up this morning, headed out for the lake and this is what greeted me:
The incredible Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Museum of Art. Okay, so the wind was gusting to 30 and it my hands were numb and I never did find the Starbucks. But the lake front was gorgeous and the run was just spectacular.
Then, the legendary Ward White, IPR Trustee and former Northwestern Mutual Communications Czar, whisked me away on a great tour of the sites. Who knew that Milwaukee had such fabulous architecture? After we'd driven down(up?) the lake front for a bit, I got to check out the children's museum that was so cool I wanted to have kids (okay, maybe grand kids would be more appropriate at this stage) Either way, I'm now convinced that this could be the most livable place on the planet. And I got lots of great ideas for Berlin) How can you not love a city that has the vision to build an art museum like this:
Then it was off to my luncheon talk and another tour of the Historic Third Ward (no relation to my tour guide) District and off to the airport. After a great day like that, I couldn't even get really upset that my plane was two hours late.