Here we are at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, an old and grand 19th century building that has been refurbished in the old style... We are in the Cafe having a little smooch while the harpist tunes her instrument. What could be more romantic?
So the first weekend away started with lunch at the Pfister where we had a room for the night and tickets to the Milwaukee Ballet.
We had a lovely dinner at the Mason Street Grill and then it was off to the Pabst Theater.
Another great restoration in Milwaukee is this old theater. (Beer reigns supreme here -- Pabst Theater, Miller Park, etc.).
The international cast of the Milwaukee Ballet presented three exciting new productions. They have some great dancers and we enjoyed the creativity as well as the dance.
Here is picture of Sabine in the lobby at intermission time.
We wound the overnight up with breakfast in bed and then dropped in on our former congregation at St Peter's in nearby North Lake. We got our "birthday blessing" (which has been a tradition of the church) from Fr Seay who was the celebrant this Sunday. It was great to see old friends and our "passing of the peace" was filled with both smiles and tears.
We headed back to Blue Mounds after church and took a long nap!
We also were enfolded with well wishes from friends, kids and family who could not be with us today but who form an important support system for both of us. Thank you!
It was an absolutely wonderful birthday!