Friday Kari and I loaded up my little Tiburon and drove 5.5 hours to Milwaukee. It's a long, boring drive.
We were staying at the bride-to-be's soon-to-be brother in laws house and were greeted with mimosas! We got settled in while waiting for the other car of ladies to arrive before heading out on the town. I mentioned last week that it was the 110th Harley Davidson Anniversary, so a lot of streets were blocked off and the crowd was a bit different.
When everyone arrived we headed to a bar near by but had to walk a couple blocks since the street was closed. Out of the cab, one by one, girls filed out followed by a 7 foot tall man who we all said looked like Super Man. It was funny to see the reaction of guys as they would check out the girls then look up at Mike. They knew we were not to be messed with.
We all walked back to Casa De Grunst, and one by one passed out.
Saturday we slowly woke up, and Super Man Mike and his brother Ben were making us fried eggs and bacon. Nice right? So, the family that Bridget is marrying in to is a family of four boys and her fiance is the shortest at 6'10". It's quite the sight to see the four boys together.
5 Girls, 1 bathroom, in a house made for men, is not the most ideal when you are trying to pretty yourselves up for a bachelorette party. But we made it work. We scrambled around for a bit, had to make a last minute trip to the mall for shoes, and the grocery store for alcohol and were only an hours late to the party. Since we were with the bride-to-be, I suppose that was ok.
Bridget's sisters did an amazing job on the party. They had mason jars and penis straws, sangria, and a nice spread of food. The condo it was held at is in the 3rd Ward which is a lot of old renovated buildings with brick walls and wood beamed ceilings.
The balcony looked over one of the streets lined with motorcycles. It was the most amazing view. One was was Lake Michigan, the other was the Milwaukee River.
Before dinner, all the girls changed into dresses and it was a huge dress swap party. I've never seen so many girls share and swap dresses, shoes and accessories. It was awesome.
We went to the Milwaukee Ale House for dinner. The food was good, the service was awful. Let's just say it ended with our server throwing the tab at us and running away. I don't think he was cut out to be a server. At least not for a large group. We saw him 3 times the whole evening.
After dinner we had to hustle to the river and catch our boat for the river cruise. Half of our group stayed behind to deal with the bill at the restaurant so the captain was literally holding the boat as the last girl jumped aboard. Luckily they had shots waiting for everyone and there was free booze.
The boat took us out on to Lake Michigan and around the fest grounds where Kid Rock was playing for Harley Davidson's anniversary.
After the boat ride we walked back to the condo for some shots and to regroup before hitting the town.
We made it to a near by bar that was stocked with Harley riders, but that certainly didn't stop us from having a good time and dancing till close.
When we returned to the condo, girls passed out all over the place. I scored a spot on the hard wood kitchen floor. It really wasn't so bad since I only had to be there for about three hours. Kari woke me up at 6:00 AM so we could get an early start to the cabin. Another 6 hour drive, ugh!
We loaded up with gas and McDonalds, I suppose the McDonals loaded us up with gas too? Too much? Anyway, McDonalds coffee is too sugary, so we made another stop for gas station coffee, my favorite. That wasn't quite helping me keep my eyes open. A few hours in to the drive, we stopped at our last gas station for some sugar free Red Bull.
9:30 in the morning is a total legit time to be walking out of a gas station looking all disheveled with a couple Red Bulls and a 30 pack of Busch Light. We don't have a problem. Promise.
We arrived at the cabin around noon and it was chilly and overcast so we lounged around and took out the paddle board a couple times before heading over to my cousins cabin for my Aunts 60th birthday celebration.
We played with the kids and had a giant feast of beer can chicken and ribs before moseying on back to our side of the lake to have a fire with our neighbors. I made it to about 9:30 before my head was not able to hold itself up.
Monday Kari and I drove back to Minneapolis and I got to bring Miley home with me! I spent the day running errands and getting my groceries for the week so I can follow the Fall Shred this month. I feel confident that I can do it. I just need to get the workouts in. Tomorrow I have my second small group personal training session with Kirk, so hopefully that will spark a fire under my tush.
When my alarm went off Tuesday morning, Miley was snuggled up next to me and whispered, 'pwease donz go to work. Stay here and cuddle wif me all day. I donz wants to be awone'.
So, I stayed in bed and we watched about 32 Law & Order: SVU's, 10 episodes of The Office and 1.5 movies.
It was the perfect Tuesday after a whirl wind weekend. What's on deck for this coming weekend? Laura's Wedding in Fargo!!