Friday night we went to McCormick & Schmicks happy hour. Nate has been wanting to check it out since he heard they have a really cheap happy hour menu. Cheap was right. We weren't blown away by the food, but it was fun to check it out. Then we did a little shopping. Unfortunately we had planned on giving my father-in-law those rock speakers from Best Buy and they are sold out until AUGUST! There went that idea. We also went to the Dior counter at Macy's since I had received these two scratch off tickets in the mail for their current event. Basically the Dior representative had to scratch them off to see if I won a prize (BTW, in case you haven't noticed, or don't know me in "real life", I LOVE this kind of stuff!). Unfortunately for me the Dior representative had left for the day and the replacement did not want "the liability of scratching the tickets off". WHAT?! Are you kidding? It took all the self-control that we had not to start laughing. So I had to leave my tickets at the counter for the "real" Dior woman to scratch off when she arrived on Saturday and she would call me if I won. Since I did not get a call, I am assuming I didn't win a prize. Seriously..the liability of some dumb scratch off ticket...hilarious. (However, Dior Show mascara is the best. Hands down.)
Saturday we cleaned the house and then went to Lakefront Festival of Arts. We only thought this was ok. Maybe if we had a billion dollars to spend on Art it would have been more fun. And maybe if it were not 91 degrees outside (probably over 100 in those tents) it would have been more fun too. After LFOA we headed to the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch where The Green Kitchen made us the most AMAZING salad ever. We followed that with a homemade nutter butter cookie from C. Adams Bakery. TO DIE FOR. It was here that we decided that Milwaukee is the best city ever. :)
That evening my in-laws and bro-in-law picked us up for Polish Fest. They had free tickets and since I had never been to Polish Fest, I was pretty excited. We had several different variations of pierogis, different sausages and even some kruschicki, which a man in line told us was "to die for". None of us were too impressed with the kruschicki (I would take that nutter butter cookie over this anyday). We watched some polish dancers and singers and then headed to Potowatomi - MKE's casino. My brother-in-law recently turned 21 and really wanted to check it out. I doubled my money on video poker (investing $1)!
Sunday we attended the baptism of EBH, and headed to the lake for father's day. Unfortunately we did not have the hot sunny weather of Saturday so I did not break out the wakeboard. I still got my 2 hour nap on the pontoon in though! :)
I don't want to jinx anything, but we also talked more about a European vacation this fall. I think we are looking at a London/Paris combo trip. Keep your fingers crossed!!
Photos of Paris Courtesy of Flickr's Paris Pool.