Box Score: A’s v. Brewers June 8, 2016
Who: Me, Amanda and Mac
This past April, my 96 year-old grandmother, Mayme, passed away. Instead of holding the funeral right away, the family decided to wait until June so everyone could travel to Chippewa Fall, Wisconsin for a family reunion. Two summers ago, we made a similar trip to Chippewa to bury my mom after she passed away. During that visit, we snuck in a Twins game to add some smiles to an otherwise sad weekend. So, this time, I decided we should fly into Milwaukee and drive the four hours to Chippewa Falls before eventually moving on to St. Paul for the flight home. Two reasons. One, we didn’t want to replicate our previous (very sad) trip. Two, The Brew Crew!
Our trip ended up featuring a ball game, 8 foot tall sausages, Secret Sauce, a surprise serenade, some serious knitting, sweet gear and lots of Cheese Curds.
A short history lesson before delving into our game . . .
In case you weren’t aware, the Green Bay Packers are a bit popular in the region. It took us approximately 8 seconds to find our first cheese head.
We decided to check out Downtown Milwaukee prior to the game. Those things we are wearing are called jackets. At the moment this picture was taken, there was a temperature difference between this spot and Tucson of approximately 60 degrees. Not a typo. You’re not reading it wrong. A 60 degree difference. Crazy.