Yep! Andi and I took a day trip to land of Lavern and Shirley to see the wonderful lakefront and Milwaukee Art Museum. We launched early and caught the sunrise over the new bridge over the St Croix River.
We decided to go into Mitchell airport b/c Avflight just came in and had reasonable prices for a big city airport ($4.80/gal) with no handling fees. ATC was friendly and helpful! Here is video of the landing
The city bus was block away to provide a $9.00 round trip downtown for both of us! It was was a great way to see the city! Clean and efficent!
We jumped off the bus downtown and few blocks walk away, we got to see The Museum's signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil unfurl at 10am- amazing! Santiago Calatrava
designed this part of the museum and it is stunning!
Side view on a cloudless day - It is beautiful!
Inside are many famous works here is one of my favorites - lots going on here. I also enjoyed the special attraction exhibit of the works of Charles Radtke - amazing woodwork! These are housed in an older part of museum designed by Eero Saarinen - the guy that designed another favorite of mine, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial(otherwise known as the Gateway Arch!)
We toured all the galleries, walked the lakefront and, scored some lunch downtown - really a great day. After all of that, we bussed back to the airport where Avflight had the super massage chair waiting - This might have been Andi's favorite part of the trip......
On departure, we asked for a flyby of the Art Museum - Milwaukee clearance set it with approach and we were off! ATC at Mitchell was great! Departure Video
The day took its toll and we had a quiet passenger on the way home.....
Mitchell airport, Avflight, the City Bus, the Art Museum and the Lakefront are all top notch. Might be a nice sidetrip if you are coming to Oshkosh. After the Fisk Arrival, you might need that massage chair!!!