Friday, January 23, 2015

Milwaukee, Germanfest and Harley Davidson

Yes, we are still in Wisconsin.  This is Lake Michigan.  It just looks like we are at the ocean.  We are at a city park in Milwaukee.

Downtown Milwaukee has winding canals throughout.  Although once the home of major breweries, only microbreweries still exist here.  All the big breweries have moved out.

You can really see the German influence all over the area.

Home of Laverne and Shirley, I had the opportunity to meet 'The Fonz'.

It looks like a church, but is actually a water tower.  Built after the likes of a gothic tower in 1873, it provided 55 miles of water mains to the citizens of Milwaukee.

Just north of Germantown is the small comuunity of Dheinsville, founded in 1842.  Christ Church here was built in 1863.  

On one of our bike rides we passed the old mill, which now has been coverted to various offices.

But leaving the historic look, I loved this sign.  

A Germanfest was going on while we were there.  Lots of good German food, music and beer.

They had a live Glockenspiel.  What a riot to watch.

Milwaukee is the home of Harley Davidson, so of course we had to visit their museum.

The two Davidson brothers and their friends.

The way I am perched on my toes is why I never had my own motorcycle.  They just don't make them short enough.

They had a traveling show about Route 66, aptly named 'They American Road'.  Very good show if you ever get a chance to see it.

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