Is there anything in Sheboygan and Racine, WI?
I am leaving a 72 degree winter in Alabama for an inhospitable 25 degrees and possible snow.
I will be there a week for work purposes and we may be driving to Milwaukee for a Bucks/Bulls game. Anything else in the area? Sights to see, strip clubs, presidential libraries, anything?
Last edited by Tyjenks; 12-27-2007 at 04:35 PM.
If you're into architecture, you should check out Frank Lloyd Wright's Johnson Wax Building, as well as the home he built for the Johnson family. Both buildings offer public tours.
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So the answer is no, then?
Originally Posted by Dave47
Originally Posted by Tyjenks
My advice is to drink heavily. Makes the cold much more pleasant too.
I would love to, but, unfortunately, I have found my job is not one you can coast through on a hangover for a day or two.
I hear whatever happens in Racine, stays in Racine, so maybe there will be some hot Wisconian escorts with reasonable rates.
Milwaukee is a lot like many other medium sized cities... A lot going on, you just have to find it. Stay away from chains, and you will probably find some good places.
This place makes great beer and gives tours:
There are some good restuarants... I just can't remember the names off the top of my head right now.
Milwaukee art museum..
Local Magazine for stuff to do
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1. Racine Correctional Institution just down the road in Sturtevant.
2. The place where they make "In-Sink-Erator." (Turn left near the Prison.)
3. Going from Racine to Milwaukee, there is a strip club called, "On The Border." It has a lunch buffet and the lunch buffet has Fri-tos.
4. Once you are in Milwaukee, there is a place to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases and you don't have to pay. It is on Brady Street near a good place for gyros and has a neon rainbow sign.
That covers it.
Harley Davidson offer factory tours of their plant just outside Milwaukee.
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I had to go to Milwaukee many times for experimental surgery St. Lukes. My Dad and I ate at every German restaurant we could find pre-op each visit... and loved them. Definately try some of them: http://www.milwaukee.com/dining/german.shtml
Kegel's Inn was my favorite: 5901 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53214
FYI, Racine is the place where you lock your car doors while driving through -- on 90/94 at 70mph.
The only good thing to say about Racine is that it's next to Kenosha, which, for a few years, was the home of Gen Con. Any oldschool Gen Con attendees here that can recall with me the inevitable horrible heat of the "exhibit hall"?
It is cold and we drove through 6 inches of snow falling at 9 last night to get to the hotel. We ain't not seen nuthin' like this where I'm from down South.
Turns out travelling to the sites may not be quite a enticing as initially hoped.
Yes, and it is also in the general vicinity of Lake Geneva, home of TSR, Gygax, the Dragonlance authors, and all that stuff.
Originally Posted by mystery
You should show up and throw a Magic card on Gygax's grave, while saying an oath to your other dead homies.
I thought Gygax was still alive, is he just roaming around as a Lich or something?
Gary is 68 and still working on RPG stuff. He did have a stroke a couple of years ago but is still around .
Dude, that's like saying you should give a Vampire the special gift of Calvin Klein's Holy Water for Christmas. M:tG killed the RPG star, and all that.
Originally Posted by SlyFrog
Isn't Racine where the police decided to bust a whole club and impound everyones cars?
I know. I was being deliciously ironic. Or moronic.
Originally Posted by mystery
Well, I am going back, but will be in Racine a week and Sheboygan a week with a weekend in between where some sort of crap will go down. I went up for a couple days and one night last month and found a string of bars on Water Street (?) in Milwaukee where there was lots of drinking going on after Green Bay lost to Dallas.
Can everyone pray for no snow in Wisconsin starting the 6th and ending on the 18th? ThanX
I recently moved to MKE to work at the mothership (H-D corporate), and lived in Sheboygan with some in-laws before I found a more suitable living situation.
Sheboygan... sucks. But at least it's not 'lock-your-door' shitty like Racine. Somewhat redeeming characteristics include a historic downtown and a reasonable acceptable harbor area (in the summer).
Both Racine and Sheboinkin' are right on the lake, so there's a good possibility of lake-effect snow while you're there. Enjoy :)
Try Mader's, the best German Restaurant this side of the Atlantic, has far as I'm concerned. http://www.madersrestaurant.com/
You can go to the Bucks and try to get a picture of that strange basketball player from the Far East, Yi Jianlian.
Also, our AHL team (Milwaukee Admirals) are always decent, and those games are pretty fun.
Also, you might like what's playing at the Pabst Theater. (I have no idea).
Thanks guys. Last year, I remember going to the Cornerhouse (?) in Racine where I may have had the best Prime Rib EVAR. Other than that, yeah, it was a bit sketchy. I wish the towns were a bit closer into Milwaukee. Us Southern folk no drivee too well in the snow and a trip downtown on a snowy winter's evening can turn rather dicey.
Hooray for the snowplow industry, though!!!! Having only lived in the South, I honestly found the amount of plowing and the efficiency with which it is completed fascinating.
No sightings yet. Will keep you informed.
I'd try to dig up the Alice Cooper lecture about Milwaukee to Wayne and Garth, but my Google-fu is weak.