It’s all a blur…NYC–

BAM!  We hit the ground running…our flight arrives late into NYC…we drop our bags at home…we head out cuz we are HUNGRY and THIRSTY. . .BOOM–is that the Empire State Building appearing before us?  Yes, it is. . .why is it green tonight?…the building website says it is to honor City Harvest weekend or something raising money and awareness for folks in need of food and shelter–niiiice!

We head uptown for sushi…we head home for sleep…we head to Minetta for brunch…we slurp down multiple bloodys…gobble multiple eggs on multiple slices of salmon…inhale many strips of thick-cut bacon–thick bacon makes us oh-so-happy–jaaa!

Impossible to get tired of this town. . .so much to see and do and drink and eat, and soooo little time.

I send you blurry vibes from the island of Manhattan here in beautiful New York Citaaaay. . .feel them. . .they will help you forge upward and onward.

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See…this…show–NYC–

JAAA!  I love it when this happens.  We pop into New York and notice an interesting-looking little musical being advertised…we grab some tickets…settle into our seats…and BOOM!–we are delighted and invigorated by the heart and soul of performers in a show worthy of greater attention than it is currently receiving. . .mmm, aaaahh!

The show is called ‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.’  It is written by a wife/husband team…Val Vigoda is the wife/lyricist and Brendan Milburn is the husband/composer with a dude called Joe DiPietro being the book writer. . .these three folks have created a sweet and fun little two-hander that has us leaving the theater tapping our toes, humming the main themes, and smiling from ear to ear as we venture back out into the mean streets of Gotham…totally wonderful–check this baby out if you can.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is playing at Second Stage located on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue smack dab in the middle of Manhattan here in magical New York Citaaaaay.  It is only running until June 11…so get your tix NOW and get ready for 90 minutes of romancing, love, music, laughter, and the will to press forward in the fulfillment of your dreams…wow, that’s a full experiential plate!

And yes, Ernest Shackleton the Antarctic explorer is a central figure in this story. . .he and many other characters are played by a dude called Will McCollum who absolutely ROCKS!  The woman is played by the wife/lyricist, Val Vigoda…she plays tons of musical instruments, the most prominent being electric violin, and she totally ROLLS!  Lotsa fun watching these two performers bring joy to an audience of 3 or 4 hundred folks here in Midtown…you will love it, too, I gar-ron-taaaayy!

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The sun rises AGAIN…jaaa!!

Sunrise in the midwest can be dramatic…it is also soothing.  Sunrise is a great time to say, “thank you.”  ‘Thank you’ for existence…thank you for another day on planet Earth…thank you for mystery–what the hell are we doing here?–I dunno–I don’ care–just gonna enjoy this moment and this moment and this one, etc. and so on…and let it all be.

Remember to breathe some air today, look at something beautiful to you, and say, “thank you.”  All of the other stuff beyond gratitude is bollocks and really beyond the scope of our minuscule minds.

I send you vibes of gratitude from a magical sunrise here in Mineral Point, Wiskonsen. . .feel them. . .they are good for your mental health.

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Captain Pabst lived here–

BOOM!  It’s the Pabst Mansion located at 2000 Wisconsin Avenue here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. . .wow, what a house!

Captain Frederick Pabst made his way to America from Germany as a child, became a ship’s captain at some point, moved to Milwaukee, and then got into the beer brewing game where he did so well that Pabst Brewery was the world’s largest brewery for a goodly period of time.  He was the “first citizen” of Milwaukee, and he built this mansion on a hill just outside the center of town where he lived until his dying day.  Nice house, duuuuude. . .we LOVE Captain Pabst!

Please pay homage to this great guy the next time you visit Milwaukee. . .there are tours of the house daily and then you can pop back downtown, hit a pub, and tip a PBR–that’s a Pabst Blue Ribbon, preferably in a can–in the Captain’s honor. . .you will love it all, I gar-ron-taaaaayy!

It’s fun searching for ‘merica.

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Great grub…Milwaukee–

JAAA!  Here we are puttin’ on a major feed at a place called Crazy Water located on 2nd Street in the great city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The dude you see me posing with above cooks EVERYTHING here at a kitchen station right behind the bar…he has a grill, a stove, an oven, and lots of delectable ingredients all around him as he prepares all of the dishes served here to perfection.

We choose to gobble the pork belly with runny egg yolk and lamb ravioli as appetizers, and they are both absolutely tasty–perfectly cooked and full of flavor. . .next we do another round of appetizers–this time the fried oysters and the New Orleans BBQ shrimp…the oysters are huge and perfectly cooked, but the flavor is too lemony for me with no other elements that I can detect…and the shrimp is overcooked with no discernible flavor that I would call ‘New Orleans BBQ’–kinda bland, actually.

The superstar of the meal is the grilled branzino we have next–WOW!…great piece of fish–no one really knows what branzino is anymore…some bass-like fish from the Mediterranean…nevertheless, this fish is grilled perfectly and served hot-hot-hot. . .we gobble this with a lovely salad of beets and greens, and we are totally good-to-go–I could eat this meal every week and be a happy boy–mmmm, aaaaahh!!

The whole meal is washed down with a 40-dollar bottle of white Burgundy that makes us very happy.  Plus, the staff and the atmosphere here are chill, easygoing, and welcoming. . .we are very happy, indeed.

So, I highly recommend that you seek out Crazy Water during your next visit to Milwaukee. . .you will love it here–I gar-ron-taaayy!

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Milwaukee reverie…

MMM!  I am pleasantly lost in my thoughts here in Milwaukee–Cream City, as some folks call it.  We still love the Iron Horse Hotel…the staff are smooth, friendly, efficient, and welcoming–this makes us veddy happy…the vibe is sleek refurbished warehouse chic–I just made up this designation, feels right, please correct me if I am off base…the rooms are well-outfitted and just spacious enough for us…and the victuals are delicious–we love eating and drinking here, our MKE home away from our MP home away from our NYC home, etc. and so on…jaaaa!

Then just a few blocks away we have Caroline’s Jazz Club where we can sip beverages, soak up the clubby vibe, and enjoy some “playas” in a local quintet with keys, drums, woodwinds, guitar, and bass…plus a house manager of sorts sings a few tunes with the fellas. . .all of this is quite tasty–mmm, aaaaahh!!

What an honor to enjoy the passage of time in such a soothing way here in the midwest of the U.S. of A.. . .I send you totally chilled out vibes from the hotel bars and jazz clubs of Milwaukee–at least two of the most delicious ones–feel them. . .they are full of gratitude and joy.

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Fun with Harley and Davidson–

BOOM!  It’s wild here at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee…it’s Mad Max day–folks are dressed for the apocalypse–niiiiice!…lotsa fancy colors on various fuel tanks from years passed…posters for Gypsy Tours–life is like a gypsy tour after all, isn’t it?…yes, it is. . .and it is much nicer pretending to be Evel Knievel than actually being Evel Knievel–less broken bones involved…jaaaa!

People really love this whole HD thing. . .they are committed to the freedom of the open road ahead and the ability to explore all of the open roads they can.  Doing this on an American icon, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, is the ultimate expression of this freedom and this ability to go anywhere, anytime, and do anything one damn well pleases. . .at least this feels like a part of what this whole HD world is about…I will learn more, I am sure, if I end up sittin’ on one of these things while we continue our exploration of the U.S. of A.

I send you vibes of wide open possibility from the Harley-Davidson Museum in MKE, WI. . .feel them. . .they will get your heart racing real good today.

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