Monday, October 10, 2011

New York, October 2011

Thursday, October 6th
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • The Frick Collection
  • Dinner at Aflama
Friday, October 7th
  • Pierpont Morgan Library w/ a special exhibit on Charles Dickens
  • Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island
  • Dinner at Mint for Indian food
Saturday, October 8th
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • "Ear" bar
  • High Line park
  • Dinner at San Martin for Italian food

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Chicago, Memorial Day 2011

Over Memorial Day this year we stayed at the Hotel Indigo in Chicago's Gold Coast. That's a little north of where we usually end up with Priceline, but it was fun to explore that neighborhood more.

We were pretty close to the Chicago History Museum. That was well worth the trip. We also went back to the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum since it has reciprocity with the Milwaukee Art Museum. It wasn't nearly as depressing as the first time we went (Thanks, Ab!).

We had dinner one night at the very excellent French restaurant, Bistrot Margot. Laurie had veal, I had duck.

Sunday night we ate at the Cafe Iberico, a great tapas place that Julie & Brian D turned us on to.

We'll be back in Chicago no later then November.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Rome: Feb 19 - 27, 2011

This was our first time in Italy. We spent the entire time in Rome.

Day 1 - Sunday, 20 February 2011
Day 2 - Monday, 21 February 2011
Day 3 - Tuesday 22 February 2011
  • Santa Maria degli Angli
  • Baths of Diocletian
  • National Museum of Rome
    From Rome 2011
  • Walked back to the Trevi fountain
  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva with the Bernini's elephant and Michelangelo's "Jesus and the Cross"
  • Lunch at Cul du sac
  • San Luigi dei Francis w/ Carrivagio's St Matthew
  • Gesu, head church of the Jesuits
  • Wine bar
  • Sergio's for dinner
Day 4 - Wednesday, 23 February 2011
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Walked back to the Spanish Steps
    From Rome 2011
  • Lunch at Lilli
  • Trastevere walk
  • Dinner at La Pollarola
Day 5 - Thurday, 24 February 2011
Day 6 - Friday, 25 February 2011
  • Ostia Antica day trip
    From Rome 2011
  • Bocca de veritas
  • Dinner at Buffeto 2 near Campo de Fiori
Day 7 - Saturday, 26 February 2011
  • Michelangelo's steps to Piazza de Campidoglio
  • Statue of Marcus Aurelius
    From Rome 2011

  • Victor Emmanuel monument
  • Trajan's column
  • Piazza Victor Emmanuel
  • Lunch at Franco's in San Lorenzo
  • Dinner at La Pollarola
Day 8 - Sunday, 27 February 2011
  • Uneventful trip back home in Wauwatosa by 6:00PM local time.