What better way to celebrate a birthday in Milwaukee than taking on the parking meter gods with just one quarter, trying a new breakfast, then returning to a tried and true dinner favorite, then taking off to the woods for a ghost tour?
I didn't really go camping as a kid. It just wasn't something my family did. I started camping in high school and college, and have gone a handful of times since then. I enjoy it, as long as the trips are brief and showers are nearby. While I'm intrigued about really roughing it, I'm also OK with mixing in an easy camping outing every summer or two, and the time was finally right to introduce our daughter to the concept of enjoying the great outdoors.
Anyone who spends any time at Barnacle Bud's has seen Shane Bonner, aka "Gilligan," in action. Bonner's Milwaukee "island lifestyle" started early this year. Barnacle Bud's opened on Feb. 18, the earliest opening date ever. "This makes for a very prosperous and smile-filled summer," he says.
The standings and schedule may indicate that the Brewers still have a chance for a playoff berth. The reality is that they've blown it by losing a boatload of games in September. Jeff Suppan's hideous outing Friday night in Cincinnati may have been the final straw.
What if this year you revolutionized your definition of vacation, and instead of chilling in the screened-in porch at your parent's cabin, you road tripped to see the world's largest penny or the Mustard Museum?
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who grew up rooting for the Packers in Burlington, has made his hometown the epicenter of hype leading up to the big game.
Years ago, we stumbled upon an orchard near the Bong Rec Area and every autumn, we'd make the drive down to get apples, cider and, sometimes, hickory nuts and to get into that fall feeling.
Racine County sits to the south of Milwaukee County and is the heart of the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor. The county has more than its share of attractions and benefits for the visitor and those who decide to make it their home or new business location.
OMC sports contributor Dennis Krause remembers the day he interviewed Tony Romo at the scouting combine, but it's not because he knew the former Burlington QB was headed for greatness.
You can almost see the people, traveling the Underground Railroad route, in their escape from slavery to freedom. The Burlington, Rochester and Spring Prairie Underground Railroad (BURSPUR) trail in Racine and Walworth Counties was taken by hundreds of freedom seekers.
When life gives you apples, make apple champagne. At least that's what Charles McGonegal has done with Aeppel Treow Winery, which opened in September on the Brightonwoods Orchard, a few miles east of Burlington in Kenosha County.