This weekend I road tripped it to Milwaukee to visit some friends and former roommates! I miss college and how it was so easy to see everyone on a daily basis. Definitely took that for granted. Now we are all moving on to different things, some of us staying local, others of us going across the country. Some of us continuing our education and others of us working full-time jobs! We are growing up so fast, crazy.
It was a beautiful day when I arrived, so we took a trip to the beach for a little sun. I brought a book to read but ended up people watching more than anything. It really was quite entertaining. We were surprised to see that there were actually lifeguards on duty, and we enjoyed watching them try to keep people in line by yelling at them through a megaphone. The lifeguard kept shouting at a group of people in the water, but we (who were sitting directly behind the lifeguard) couldn’t even make out what he was saying. I highly doubt the people swimming in the water with waves crashing around them were able to comprehend his muffled commands of “schomish-novy…buoy!!…schmann-lann…swimming area!!…” Well, at least he tried.
In addition to the lovely beach trip we went to some pretty amazing restaurants in Milwaukee. The Comet Cafe and Beans and Barley are awesome! See how happy I am with a vegan Field Roast sandwich!? I’ll definitely have to re-create this at home. Basically a veggie meat sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers, cream cheese and a sweet apricot spread on whole grain toast.
We also enjoyed some cocktails and had intentions of gracing a karaoke bar with our presence later that night, but unfortunately as we were leaving to go from one place to the next we were caught in the torrential downpour of the season. We were soaked within five seconds, and along with that our dreams of performing on stage were dashed. The world will just have to wait until next time.
It was Sunday before I knew it and all of the sudden I was saying goodbye to my friends and heading back home. I made it back in time to make dinner, so I decided on a garden veggie salad!
It was made of mixed greens, tomato, green onion, mushrooms, cucumber, avocado, mango, radishes and balsamic vinegar dressing. I also cut up a grilled veggie burger and placed it atop the salad. Simple, delicious, and nutritious. Perfect end to a great weekend!