I’m going to go back in time, and talk to you about our incredible 2 months road trip that took place in the US during summer 2013. We’ve explored different places, but let’s start by something a bit off the beaten-paths… a road trip around one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Lakes !
Back in 2013, Chicago was the starting and the ending point of our journey throughout the Great Lakes.
We left the windy city behind and headed towards Milwaukee, for our first stop of this incredible journey, on the South-western shore of Lake Michigan. Driving out of Chicago was rather smooth, and we were quite surprised !
When we arrived in town, a very strange building really caught our eyes : The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). The MAM is shaped like the prow of a ship looking over Lake Michigan. It’s the most beautiful modern building I’ve ever seen. Inside, the interior is equally stunning with all the lights going through the architectural elements and creating strange patterns. We didn’t visit the temporary exhibits. Instead, we wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather and the fresh breeze, it was around 20-25°C and it was just perfect. We only had a look at the Chihuly sculpture in the entrance. I love his work !
When we went out, we spent some time walking on the lakefront promenade. When we spotted a flying pig in the sky, we knew it was going to be interesting ! It was apparently possible to rent a bike to cycle around and we decided to rent…. a tandem bike ! Even if riding a tandem bike looks easy, believe me, it’s not ! Especially if the person behind doesn’t put a lot of effort into it and I know what I’m talking about :D
We finished the afternoon in the city centre by having a nice glass of wine, during happy hour time.
Milwaukee was so quiet, we had a great time over there and we were looking forward our future stops !