Monday, March 13, 2017

Day drinking in Milwaukee

Victoria and I headed to Milwaukee to day drink with Clair for the day.
We got to her apartment around noon and started out with a few shots of vodka. 
Clair showed off her didgeridoo playing skills, which I was jealous of.
We facetimed with Ted in Australia for a while and Clair made a beautiful sketch of Victoria. 

We walked to the grocery store to pick up a case of beer. 
Clair introduced us to her grocery store employee friends.
Afterwards, we had to sit at the bus stop for a while.
This allowed us to eat our food and sing Victoria's song, while Clair used the case of beer as a drum. 

The bus only takes exact change, which I didn't have. 
We were trying to explain the situation to the bus driver, who eventually got sick of us and just let us ride for free. Clair was using the aisle as a runway. We were in our own little world at the back of that bus. 

We got off at our stop and stopped for a picture or two.
While walking across the street the handle on the case of beer broke and Victoria dropped all the beer in the middle of the road. She ran away, while Clair and I scrambled to pick them up. 

We stopped for a break in a vacant lot.
We sat on tires, opened a few beers, and hung out for a while.
There were actually a lot of people around this area doing random shit like us.
Our main destination was an abandoned factory that graffiti artists have taken over.
Unfortunately, it had been torn a few months prior and was mainly a pile of rubble.
There were a few walls left up and a really cool tire swing hanging from the rafters!

I'm apparently much stronger when I'm drunk and managed to hoist myself up unto the swing.
Victoria kept pushing me and I thought I was going to die.
We got some cool pictures of the place and finished up our beer.

We went to the closest bar that we could find, which ended up being a gay bar.
We talked about Keeping Up with the Kardashians with a few of the guys there.
Afterwards, we walked to another bar while we were waiting for the bus to arrive. 
I kept stealing the burlap covering up the bushes alongside a factory we were walking against.
We thought we looked real cool with our burlap scarves.

We caught the bus and headed back to Clair's house for a quick meal of mac and cheese.
In all honesty, that bus ride and meal was a bit of a blur.
We then walked to Clair's work and watched a bit of a show, before heading to Brady St. to bar hop.

We danced at every bar and played pool. 
Jimmy Johns caught our eye and we wandered over there to get food.
Victoria kept falling asleep.
I thought one of the workers looked like Avril Lavigne and kept playing Avril Lavigne's songs.
We was really bonding with all the employee's, while Clair was doing her thing in the background.

It started snowing heavily around midnight and we had decided that twelve straight hours of drinking was plenty. We walked back to Clair's house, which was an adventure. Victoria made a snow angel on the sidewalk and stopped for a break in front of the AA meeting house. 

After dropping off Clair we headed to Rachel and Amanda's apartment.
The weather was so intense at this point!
Rachel and Amanda let us stay with them, because Clair had class at 8am and we would have had to get up and leave at that time.

We woke up to a foot of snow outside.
We had to dig Rachel's car out of the snow, before heading to get some breakfast.
I'm surprised she didn't get stuck!
We ate at Cafe Hollander and ordered fancy alcohol fused coffee drinks.
We spent our time talking about our travels and our plans for the future.
All of us are the same age and in similar stages of life.
The skies our limit, which is terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

We hung out with them for a while at the apartment, before they had to go to work.
Victoria and I dug out Victoria's car, which was pretty much us using our arms to push snow off the car, because Victoria didn't have a snow brush!
We also got stuck trying to drive away, because there was so much snow.
The drive home was intense and I'm surprised we didn't find ourselves in the ditch.
It was a much needed weekend away.
We kept talking about how rare it is for a night out to go so perfectly in every way.
None of us got sloppy, emotional, or mean.
We were so focused on each other and were down for whatever a person wanted to do. 
It involved a lot of great people and you can't ask for much more than that!

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