Hey guys! My name is Julie and I blog over at The Funny Thing Of It Is!I randomly blog about my life, funny stuff that happens, deep thoughtful musings I have on whatev,encouragement for people who need hope, a little fashion, some crazy sarcasm…I got it all…uh… mostly.
I’m so excited that Andi let me do a guest post for her, and I love her topic…
because it’s SO not me to pick a topic like this off the top of my head,
so it’s a fun change for me.
I thought I’d take just a few minutes to educate you on Milwaukee Summer Traditions.
I come from Wisconsin, so automatically when I say that I am pretty sure people imagine
2 things: cheese & cows probably.
I’m pretty much like you, in that I each cheese on my cheeseburger or taco, or
the occasional grilled cheese sandwich & the ONLY time I come across a cow is
at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Like every state, that is a story within itself, full of traditions…
ahem… um…cream puff…
Ok, Ok, let me just show you quick…
because people literally stand in line for like over an hour for one of these at the state fair.
Anyways, state fair and cream puffs aside, let me tell you about a little local claim
we have going on here in Milwaukee.
Every summer is a season of festivals here along the lakefront (Lake Michigan in case you
didn’t know)…so we have fests that celebrate different nations…
Germanfest, Greekfest, Festa Italiana, Indian Summer, Mexican Fiesta…etc..
but before all that starts we have SUMMERFEST!
Here is the claim! Summerfest: The worlds largest music festival!
Really Milwaukee? The Worlds Largest? I don’t even know. Maybe it’s true, maybe not.
So Summerfest, like any festival involves the 3 following;
Food: Which i love to hate and hate to love. It’s all just too delicious.
Booze: Mostly I just hate it, because its crowds of people who have no clue whats going on.
Music: Everything from Local to Katy Perry to Toby Keith to Iron Maiden.
Most definitely HUNDREDS of bands performing.
Actually I just looked it up. 11 stages and 700 bands in the span of 11 days. Crazy right?
(I’m sure they didnt count the smaller local stages in that)
This year in particular I went to see My brothers & sister in Laws band play…
They rocked that stage, and had a decent crowd too for being “local.”
(local, but currently living in Nashville)
We enjoyed the splendid 108 degree heat that day. The insane heat wave we had here
in the land of Winter. I blame all the people here who threaten to move to Florida,
mid-winter. They brought it on us.
But at least we got some cute pictures out of it, right?
No, I didnt force the kids to “just lay down for a minute and look nice at mommy,
so I can take a picture.” Nope, not me. I never do that.
So, that is ONE of our summer traditions. What do YOU do in the summer?
Don’t forget to visit me at my blog, THE FUNNY THING OF IT IS!
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