Milwaukee Lake Shore Parks Watch the Skies

Three planes make smoke loop in sky

On Sunday Mike and I went to the Milwaukee Air Show. It’s held out over Lake Michigan. It’s free you just have to stake a seat in one of the many beaches or parks along the lake shore in Milwaukee. We chose to pay for parking it was convenient and the money went to the parks that were hosting the event. We chose to sit near the marina and watch the planes over the masts of the sailboats.

It started at 10am. However we didn’t wake until 9am, having an aversion to setting alarms on the weekends. We had flopped into bed pleasantly exhausted from the picnic, zoo viewing, and car shopping (still haven’t bought). Needless to say we didn’t hop in the car straight from bed to race the hour to Milwaukee. Instead we got ready quickly and got up there after it started. When we spotted the loop in the air there we knew we were getting close.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On the drive in we passed the skyline and the Art museum. I started spotting planes and enjoy the parks. I’d not been down to the parks on the lake shore they were beautiful on the way in and out. I can see why they are gold medal winners. If you visit Milwaukee in Spring or Fall (too hot in Summer and OOH SNOW ick in Winter) take drive down and visit the parks. Maybe enjoy a stroll there after taking in the Art Museum!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We saw the water walker. It’s an apparatus where you have jets of water pumped down and they lift you up. There’s photos of it after the jump and a few more on my Flickr. Mike had read about it in the Sunday paper. You can rent it by the hour. Interesting to watch that’s for sure not sure I’d want to do it. It looks hard to keep balance to me. Then again I’m not known for coordination, that’s why they didn’t name me Grace.

It was a great day on lake enjoying beautiful weather, watching planes, and relaxing. Enjoy the photos of the day, you can click on one and be taken to my Flickr account where there are more for the browsing.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On I-94 south bound

On the drive home we passed this bus in the traffic. I thought Hugs & Kisses was an odd name for a charter bus service. My mind went dirty, you know… adult entertainment. I made the photo because it intrigued me. The website there doesn’t exist and all I can find is it is a charter bus service out of Chicago. So I leave you with Hugs and Kisses bus.

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