June 13, 2012

FUEL Milwaukee: Boat Cruise

Tonight was my third Milwaukee boat cruise, and my third event with FUEL Milwaukee. I'm really glad Chris and I joined. It's a great group of people and their events are a lot of fun.

The three lovely people smiling for my photo are a co-worker, her brother and her friend. Behind them is Chris deep in conversation with a guy who turned out to work one block away from me.

Boat cruises are a great way to get a different view of Milwaukee. They start on the Milwaukee River, head through the Third Ward and then out into Lake Michigan.

There are a lot of great restaurants in the Third Ward with patio dining, including Milwaukee Ale House, Rustico and Ryan Braun's Graffito.

I've dined at Rustico three times, including once on the patio. Love the food there, but the patio is tiny!

I haven't been to Graffito yet, but there's a FUEL Milwaukee event there in August and non-members are welcome. By the way, I think it's funny when people wave from restaurant patios.

There were a lot of sailboats out on the lake tonight. I saw MCSC on many of the sails, which means the boats came from the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. We looked into joining when we first moved to Milwaukee because Chris loves to sail, but never did due to the cost to join.

Pictured below is the Hoan Bridge. It went many years without connecting roadways, and was known as "the bridge to nowhere." It's unfinished state made the perfect site for the car chase scene in the movie The Blues Brothers.

In the forefront of the photo below are Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The boat we were on was part of the Milwaukee Boat Line, which I would highly recommend. The other boat cruises I've been on have too many indoor seats, and not enough outdoor space. The cost is $15 for a 90-minute cruise, and there's a fully stocked bar on-board.

If you're interested in seeing more photos from the boat cruise, check out my Picasa album.

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