We had such a great time in the Midwest!
Nothing like braving ten degree temperatures and seeing all the lights on Michigan Avenue to get you in the Christmas spirit! We also were able to score last minute tickets on Craigs List to Bon Iver in Chicago, which was AWESOME. Bon Iver is one of my very favorite bands and seeing them live has been a bucket list item forever for me.
We both were able to catch up with old friends in Chicago and then rented a car and drove to Milwaukee to visit my grandparents, which was the whole point of this trip. Just seeing the look on my grandpa’s face when I entered the room made the trip worth every single penny. I’m actually tearing up as I type this….it was that powerful. Grandparents provide such amazing wisdom and Adam and I loved just sitting with them and hearing their stories for a few days. I love them so much.
Below are some more photos from our trip and at the bottom of the page you can find all the information about where we stayed and where we ate! I highly (!!) recommend staying at The Iron Horse when in Milwaukee. Adam and I decided it would be our Christmas present to each other to stay there (we never really do gifts since we love to travel so much) and it was such an amazing treat. From the moment we checked in (they give you free cocktails at the door!) from the time we checked out this morning, everything was spot on perfect. It was definitely one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at—a destination in and of itself!
I was so excited to share Milwaukee with Adam since he’s never been before and we had such a great time! If you go, definitely check out the Milwaukee Public Museum—it’s one of my very favorite places in the entire world.
Where We Stayed: