Just registered for the Rock n’ Sole 5k!
Cards with Friends: Hand and Foot
Afterwards, we played an insanely fun card game called Hand and Foot. The game is a mix of rummy and canasta. The rules are a little complicated, but after a few rounds we got the hang of it.
The teams were divided into boys vs. girls, and of course the boys were victorious. I can definitely see us playing this many more times!
Highlight of the night: the multiple Rule clarification calls to Becky’s dad!
Wedding Countdown with Wolfram
Jo and I are nearing the 200 day mark!
Wolfram Alpha is one of my favorite websites. It is a computation engine that can calculate pretty much anything you can think of.
One of my favorites is “How many days until August 11th 2012?”
The engine spits out a detailed breakdown by month, # days, # week days, # years. You may have noticed that a big portion of the iPhone’s Siri is based on Wolfram.
Our First Santa Pub Crawl #2011
The rules were very simple:
- Purchase/Febreze a complete Santa or Mrs. Claus costume
- Wear the full costume! No skimping!
- Come and have fun!
We ended up having a blast and met up with old friends in the process. We have definitely found ourselves a new holiday tradition!
Wisconsin Adventures: North Point Lighthouse
Running a little behind on posting, bear with me :)
Jo and I recently crossed off another item off our Wisconsin Bucket List, this time we went to the historic North Point Light House. Check out Jo’s recap below:
When J and I moved to Milwaukee, we started a Wisconsin Bucket List which includes all sorts of “Wisonsin-y” things to do (most of which include food and/or beer). We made quite a bit of progress checking things off our list this summer - riding the Milwaukee loop, visiting the Joan of Arc chapel, and a day at Kohler beach…
The bucket list has transformed into a bit of a tradition for us. We will each randomly take a day, plan events from the list, and surprise each other with a fun agenda as the day unfolds. It’s a fun way to liven up one of the rare weekends we have free and can usually be counted on as fairly low cost entertainment!
This weekend we explored the North Point Lighthouse. The weather was beautiful on Saturday - one of those perfectly crisp fall days. It was neat to learn about the history of the lighthouse and see relics from it’s tumultuous past. The lighthouse museum itself is fairly new with more and more exhibits being added all the time. We even got to climb the windy staircase to the very tip top of the lighthouse which included scaling a rather unstable, slippery ladder. I’m surprised J and I both did it - I don’t think either of us wanted to act chicken in front of the other :)
The view from the top was worth the climb - here are some photos from our latest adventure:
Enjoying the view!
Long way down!