Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wisconsin Wedding and Chicago Weekend

We were lucky enough to be invited to a beautiful summer wedding in Wisconsin last weekend. It was for our friends Karen and Connor (who we visited in Boston last year). I worked with Connor in Sydney and it was amazing to catch up with some of my old colleagues. It's pretty awesome when 5 people who used to work together in Sydney get to catch up in Madison, WI.
These people,
are wonderful!
It was a one of those hectic but wonderful weekends. One day in Madison, one day driving and Milwaukee and one day in Chicago.

In Madison we spent the morning at the Dane County Farmer's Market. These are the largest producer-only markets in the USA. Being Wisconsin the produce generally consisted of cheese, meat and maple syrup. There was also hundreds of different delicious vegetables. We ended up buying scones, sausage, snap-peas, smoothies and Cajun flavoured cheese curds. Fresh cheese curds are INCREDIBLE! They should be eaten as soon as possible, I think within a day or two. They are squeaky when you eat them. Squeakylicious!
O'Hara enjoying some market treats
Some loves!
We drove with Lu and her boyf Enrique to Chicago on the Sunday with a cheeky stopover in Milwaukee. Chicago was also beautiful. We went to the top of the Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), walked around the parks, visited the Bean, shopped and ate delicious food. The Willis Tower had a pretty cool set up where there is 4 "sky decks" where you can walk out over a glass ledge. There was a decent amount of people up there, but it didn't take long to step out. We were rushed by some rude randoms who then spent the next 15min taking their photos on the ledge, but it was a cool experience.
Standing up really high at the Willis Tower
Hey pretty city
After a hectic day of walking we went to a steak restaurant for dinner that aged it's own steak. I ordered one that was 28 days and O'Hara's was 45 days. Delicious! I don't think we'd tried aged steak before, I'm not sure if it's worth how much it costs but it's very nice for a treat. We had a weekend of eating and drinking which is really my sort of weekend. I hope it isn't too long before I see these people again!

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