Visit to Milwaukee, 250615 to 300615

It was great to visit my nephew Nagraj (aka Praveen), his impressive wife Nithya, a foodie who blogs

here

We drove down to Milwaukee through a storm

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and a sunset

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The next 3 days, we spent in various ways.

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Looked at several wildflowers like these Forget-me-nots

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insects like this Geometrid moth

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many birds like these Cedar Waxwings

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insects like this Ebony Jewelwing

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mammals like this chipmunk

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and this doe

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and her fawn

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we also played for a while!

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spent time at home,

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made mischief,

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lay down with lions,

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We enjoyed walking around the historic 3rd ward and looking at landmarks like the Art Museum

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took plenty of photographs

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pushed ourselves a bit

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met up with friends from Wisconsin

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DnA drove off on Sunday, but KTB and I stayed on as we felt so comfortable with their warm hospitality.

She took us to the local library:

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She baked a yummy zebra cake to celebrate Praveen’s completing 12 years in his job:

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She had two sous chefs who mainly helped by licking out the batter bowls!

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She took us strawberry-picking:

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I made puchkA, the Bengali version of pAni pUrI (and some other stuff that they liked to eat…I’m not an expert chef like Nithya, but I can make some “nostalgia” dishes!)

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Antara and Nithya both suffered from strep throat and fever, but still managed to take very good care of us.

KTB made a nice thank you card:

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We enjoyed our visit very much, and hope that Praveen, Nithya and Antara come to St.Louis soon, too!

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