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Was off today and yesterday, planned around the kids' school vacation. Today I made an appointment to donate a double dose of red cells at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. As probably mentioned earlier, I like doing double red because the donation interval is 16 instead of 8 weeks. It means less trips to donate.
The donation went well, but the best part was the two free tickets offered to me for the Auto Show. Today was the last day they were valid, which was OK because I had off and the kids had off.
My son and I made our first trip to Milwaukee since I started working in Racine two months ago. (I don't miss the traffic.) We arrived before rush hour, around 4:00, and found street parking just a block away from the Midwest Airlines Center.
An Illinois auto museum was showing at least a dozen cars used in film, which made for a good photo op. Cars like those used in Blues Brothers, Ghost Busters, Death Wish, Herbie, Munsters, Batman, Pretty Woman, Starsky and Hutch, and Miami Vice, to name a few.
The Auto Show had that new carpet smell to it. All that carpet generated plenty of static electricity on this cold, dry day, and we discharged it every time we entered another vehicle.
With the economy I guess I expected to see some used vehicles, but instead saw lots of expensive new ones, and some very expensive new ones. It was interesting, though, to check the price and mpg on all the different models and give them a test sit, check out their features.
The best displays were the interactive ones, or at least the ones allowing people to climb in. The worst displays kept the car doors locked.
Tomorrow I'll write about my Thursday off.