Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
Email Brien at email@example.com.
Parking a bike in Downtown Milwaukee allows me to explore as the mood strikes. The mood struck this morning after I noticed an interesting sailboat on last night's news and then again in today's paper. Grabbed the camera and rode to Discovery World where something is always going on. I didn't see the boat I was looking for but a cruise ship was docking so I talked to the welcome crew from the Visitor's Bureau.
They told me that about six cruise ships a year dock there for the day. This ship, the Grande Mariner, was out for a six day, six stop tour around Lake Michigan. The boat holds 50 cabins and costs $2000.00 or so per person for the week.
Milwaukee certainly has enough going on right now to keep anyone busy for the day. Docking at Pier Wisconsin, the passengers are within a short walk of the Les Paul exhibit at Discovery World, the Milw. Art Museum, Irish Fest and a trolley stop. The free trolleys loop through downtown, nearing a hundred restaurants and shops and at least 20 points of interest.
As I turned to leave for work I saw the boat I was there for, Earth Voyager, a sleek white beast of a catamaran that's reported to be the fastest sailboat on the Great Lakes. It's greater purpose is to raise awareness for protecting the Great Lakes, but I just liked speculating how much it all cost.