Amazing Travel Photos from 2017 Part 3: WITS in Milwaukee and Austin

Milwaukee has never been on my go-to list. My trip there in April 2017 was for the Women in Travel Summit, WITS, a travel conference I love to go to. I was surprised by how much I liked the city! Lake Michigan, three rivers convergence, beautiful architecture, and a very cool art museum, with a section shaped like the prow of a ship, made Milwaukee a wonderful surprise! If you ever get a chance to see the city, take it! I would love to go again and really take the time to immerse myself in the city.

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City Hall is worth a visit. I love the clock tower.

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It may have been an overcast day, but it didn’t take away from the beautiful architecture. See the bird of prey in the top right?

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City Hall is beautiful.

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Milwaukee is a water city…Lake Michigan and 3 rivers converge in her boundaries.

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Out for a wonderful dinner with fellow travel bloggers at WITS

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The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest in the country.

The Quadracci Pavilion is a sculptural, postmodern addition designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It looks like a sailboat!

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My friend Suzanne and I marvelled at the beautiful pavilion on Lake Michigan!

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We had a beautiful day at the lakefront.

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#4TravelChicas at WITS taking a selfie!

Tam the Cheesehead! Actually, Wisconsin has the best cheese in the USA!

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Goodnight Milwaukee

I go to Austin quite frequently, and in July I went to see my son and daughter in law, and to see Andrea Marshall (Ray of Hope Expeditions and Marine Megafauna Foundation) announce a third species of Manta Ray at a scientific conference. I took Andrea and her family to see the bats at Ann Richard’s Congress St Bridge, but we received more than we bargained for…a huge thunderstorm! In any weather, I love the city of Austin!

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Austin skyline.

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Bats streaming out from under the bridge

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From under the bridge, looking toward the Hyatt on Town Lake.

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Waiting for the bats!

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Andrea and I

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Randy and I at Abel’s on the Lake in Austin.

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life!
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