Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
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Gotta get motivated to write. This humid weather doesn't do much for me or the blog. All this warmth and rain is great for crops though. My corn is tasselling already!
Forgive me reader, for I have slacked. My last blog was a week and a half ago...
One of the best things to be involved with so far this summer was a hot air wedding reception last Friday at Scenic View Country Club south of Slinger. We set up Kay's WindDancer II downhill from the clubhouse after the guests finished dinner. The weather couldn't have been any calmer for the tether. The bride, groom and attendants took turns going up in the basket while photographers clicked away. I felt it couldn't have gone any better. It was a colorful, memorable and unique addition to the reception which I was thrilled to be part of.
I've been involved lately with another "hot" job. A hot air pilot from Georgia drove up here to train a married couple from Hawaii. The couple already have an aircraft license but wanted the hot air endorsement. They have ten days. . . The weather hasn't been cooperative. Almost half the time is up and I've chased them but once. Why did a couple from HI meet a GA pilot here? Is it our great weather or wide open countryside? Maybe, but it probably had something to do with finding the best ground crew in the U.S. right here in Waukesha.
After passenger flights both Saturday and Sunday morning I wandered into Pewaukee airspace to observe the annual Pewaukee Triathlon; kids on Saturday, and adults on Sunday. It's always fun to watch people of all abilities compete. It's nice that it's open to all levels.
Maybe some year I'll get motivated enough to train for one.
Thanks to lifting of the e coli water advisory just a couple days prior, the adult triathletes didn't have to run an extra 5K. The biggest difficulty for swimmers, though, were the ever-present weeds.
Saturday I also visited a couple new openings; Waukesha County Museum's "Marc Sijan", and Waukesha Tattoo Company's "Women". At Waukesha Tattoo I took a peek at the controversial exhibit by a Carroll teacher and watched a gal get her first tatt. It's nice that the place is set up for observers; donuts always offered. The new sign out front also just got a rustic makeover which makes it look even better. So good in fact that the idea will probably be carried through to a couple of interior doors.
The Being Alive exhibit was interesting, though not quite as startling as finding a janitor sculpture leaning against the wall at the Milwaukee Art Museum. You aren't guessing because you know the room is full of realistic sculptures. Self casts of Marc can be found in several places. There are no objectionable pieces in the show. It's worth the price of admission, plus you can check out the rest of the museum and room full of pieces by local Waukesha artists.