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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I'm sad because I missed Christmas at Carroll this year. It was last weekend. I'd been looking forward to it all year ever since last December's concert. It was the best concert I'd ever been to and I wanted to do it again. I know I can't do everything and there's always next year, but darn!!
Found three ways to keep occupied today just west of Eagle. Within a half mile section of Hwy. 59 my oldest and I experienced a live auction at House in the Woods, stopped at Eagle Salvage and visited Eagle Springs Nature Trail. We left the auction with a nice lamp for $3.00, the junk yard with a rusty old strut, and Eagle Springs with these photos.
I usually hide indoors on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I don't like shopping in general, Christmas shopping in particular, and especially not on the busiest day of the year. But this year I ventured out to see how bad it really was and to try to save $$ on doorbuster sales. Some of the stores in Brookfield opened at 4:00 a.m. but I wasn't foolish enough to go out at that hour.
The World's Greatest Cookie Sale has been going on the last twelve years at Country Springs Hotel every Friday after Thanksgiving. With 30 or so groups in attendence, it's not just a good place to find a large variety of fresh, homemade treats with fun things for the kids to do. With access to that many non-profits in one place, it's also a good time to ask questions and meet some of the people behind the organizations. When I'm there I tend to concentrate more on the signs above the booths than the cookies themselves. It's a fundraiser. When I spend money I like to support my favorite causes.