Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Weekend In Milwaukee with CB

We started out Friday night with CB taking his first bubble bath ever. He didn’t want to get out. I’m happy he finally realizes the importance of self care/balance and avoiding tasks that need to be completed. 

Then we drove to see Kim and Steven. CB had a blast chasing frisbee and checking out their yard.

He also met Apollo and Starbuck.

Then we drove the rest of the way to Milwaukee. He was a bit unsure of the dog already in our room.

We went to Broken Bat Brewing.

They had a nice range of beers which were all good.

CB got a lot of attention at the brewery. Omg the orange boots! His blue eyes!

He seemed happy.

Checking out Broken Bat.

CB agreed that “beer is like pouring smiles on his brain”

Then we met Kim and Steve for lunch at Cafe Benelux.

Cb was happy to chill in the patio.

He felt so comfortable that he took a nap.

After lunch we went to the market for some yummy ice cream.

CB approved.

When we got back to the hotel they had a welcome sign out for him. (He’s Hampton IRL)

Happy boy at the Journeyman.

It was his first real vacation in 8 years.

He was especially happy that Ze didn’t come with us.

He eventually checked out the dog bed.

And admired the views.

He got comfy on the bed.

After a nap for all of us we caught the sunset.

I think CB was really happy. We were happy to share this memory with him.


Perfect end to a wonderful day.

The next morning we walked around.

CB took influencer photos.

We went to Colectivo Coffee.

I had an amazing sandwich.

CB took photos for the gram.

And we went to Holey Moley doughnuts.

He sniffed a bunch of things.

Then it was time to head home.

We stopped at the Mars Cheese Castle.

While L was inside the castle, Cb and I walked around the lake and attracted the attention of no less than 10 red winged black birds who thought we were there to steal their babies.

We escaped and went back to the lot.

It was the perfect end to a fun vacation with out OG

I just wish we had gotten a photo with Kim and Steven too. 

We stayed at the Journeyman Kimpton in the third ward. All Kimpton hotels are extremely pet friendly. You can just show up with your furry/scaly/feathered BFF and they will have a room waiting for you.  The third ward was great- so many cool stores and restaurants within a very short walk. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

København The Last Few Days 2019

Day 5 we started out with a delicious breakfast of rugbrod and soft boiled eggs. 

Then we went to MBCC! group photo of #mrccchiago 

After the first session it was time for the annual international MRC run. 

Here we are pictured with some of the members of the Swedish beer mile team. They not only drink beer fast but can throw down 2:30 marathons like no big deal. Ah what it’s like to be in your mid 20’s. 

Group photo of MRC Worldwide.  So many chapters represented- London, Chicago, San Diego, LA, Finspang, Stockholm, Malmo, Liverpool, CPH, Kazan, Moscow, Helsinki, Skataborg, And many many others. Bringing the world together through running and beer. 

MRC Chicago x Liverpool x Copenhagen 

Liverpool + Soren the MRC president. 

Kazan Russia + CPH + Chicago. 

Post run we got a John’s hot dog. They are out of this world. The sausage is snappy and the toppings are fire. 

Then it was time for the last session of MBCC. And the Malort came out. Of course. 

Obligatory cheese from Arilunka. 

Post beer sesh we went to Ramen to Biru. 


Amazing ramen. 

Take me back 

Day 6 started with a run. 

Nilen status along the lakes. 

We ran to Kastellet Park. 


Gorgeous day. 

We went to Cafe Mormor for breakfast. 

It’s decorated like a grandmothers house. 

They had an ample selection of pastries. 

It was fun!

I had a berry scone. It was really good. 

We went back to the flat and got ready for lunch. 

So many cool statues Around the city. 

This one is of the first selfie ever. {lolz}

We walked up to Nyhavn. 

We met some of our good friends for authentic smorrebrod at Palegade. I had pickled herring for the first time and it was delicious. 

You pair the smorrebrod with snaps. Usually aquavit flavored with foraged herbs. It cuts through the richness of the sandwich. 

Omg so good. 

I also had a traditional chicken salad. 

God, I love this city and the people so much. 

Nyhavn is one of my favorite places to walk here. 

Like a post card. 

Stopped by Fermentoren for another beer. 

Then to the brand new La Neta for tacos. 

Then back to Fermentoren for one last beer with friends. 

One of my favorite bars here. 

Last night in CPH. 

Monday morning we went for one last run. 

We ran along the lakes. 

And took selfies. 

And went to Meyers Bakery. I wanted to go here because I have a few of Claus Meyers books- one of Scandinavian cooking and one of baking. He made baking really approachable for me.  

So damn good. 


Then we went to the airport. 

Stopped by the Mikkeller airport bar for one last. 

Cph airport is amazing- the shopping and food are top notch. 

We ended our trip just as we started - by meeting Henrik for beers. 

Time to flyyyyy

Obligatory airplane selfie. Noise cancelling headphones were a game changer. There were a few infants a row over from us screaming like banshees at times and I didn’t even hear them. God bless Bose. 

Lake Michigan. 

Home sweet Chicago. 

It was a great trip with great people. I think for next year we should split time between CPH and a new to us city, maybe Split, Croatia, northern Italy, Prague or?

Can’t wait for year #6 in 2020!