Immediately upon arrival in Milwaukee, we toured the Pabst Mansion on what used to be Grand Avenue. At one time, there were about sixty mansions on Grand Avenue--now there are only five. The Pabst Mansion was gorgeous. 20,019 square feet of house, lovingly restored by a group of individuals who saved it from demolition in the 1970's.
|The carriage entrance. People could enter at carriage height|
and not have so many stairs to climb.
After our tour of the Pabst Mansion, we went to our hotel and dressed for the 1920's inspired dinner party the WI SE ACFW group hosted in our honor. It was held in the Castle, which is a 1920's mansion one of the members lives in. It was fun touring the mansion and meeting many of the group members. We enjoyed a lovely meal and spent a good part of the evening just visiting.
Saturday morning, Erica and I were up bright and early to attend the conference. We both taught two workshops and had a lot of fun getting to know the group a little better.
|One of my workshops entitled: Ten Ways to Hook a Reader|
Monday, we headed back toward Minnesota and stopped in Baraboo, Wisconsin to visit Jaime! We had lunch at a fun cafe and then spent several hours at the Circus Museum in her hometown. Baraboo, if you didn't know, was the winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers Circus for almost thirty years. After leaving Baraboo, we stopped at a Culver's for lunch and left a couple of our books in their Little Free Library.
|Jaime and Erica at the Circus Museum|
|Our books are on the bottom left|
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