I went to the great state of Wisconsin this weekend, in search of fall leaves. It turned out that we were a little late on our timing, while there were still some bold reds and full yellows, many of the trees already stood completely bare.
It was one of those trips where things kept going wrong, things were a bit off. Our hotel was not what we expected; we had to switch hotels, and though the new one was nice, its beds, very decidedly, were not. The floor might have been a tad bit softer.
Our reservation for the Johnson Wax Factory tour was lost (it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), and we decided to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum instead, as it was designed by the famed Santiago Calatrava, and has these amazing wings that open and close. And we discovered, when we got there, that the museum was undergoing renovations. There was only a single exhibit open.
So it went.
But here’s the thing. We had an amazing meal at the restaurant in the art museum. The exhibit, on a photographer named Larry Sultan, was interesting and moving. Though the beds were less than giving, we had lovely views of the harbor at the hotel. And after some driving, we got our leaves.
Was any of it perfect? Absolutely not. But life doesn’t have to be perfect to be enjoyable. Things don’t have to go as planned to go well.
Well, here is where I would have shared some pictures, but I keep getting an upload error. Seems par for the course. Visit Wisconsin, it’s such a friendly place to go.
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