My brother L is in town this weekend to take in the Brewers vs. White Sox game at Miller Park this afternoon, and we started our Day of Fun with a trip downtown for coffee at M Coffee, a visit to the farmers' market, and a walk through the garden show.
Sipping lattes and mochas, we made the rounds of the market, and I introduced L to my vendor friends, and random community people I've met along the way.
I had high hopes for the garden show--I need a terra cotta pot or two for some small herb plants--but was disappointed at the array of embroidered sweatshirts, garden "art," and strange stone animals. L and I stood aside, joking about a small, disturbing, rock covered bunny, when L pointed out the slightly less disturbing frog. Ever the thoughtful sister, I offered to buy him one for his yard.
"Buy *12* frogs, what the hell!" a passerby said to us, as his wife shook her head in affirmation.
We laughed as we headed back to the car.
In a little while we're headed to She-town for lunch at Il Ritrovo (my brother's suggestion--he voted for food over beer tours!) and then down to Milwaukee to find his buddies for a little pre-game tailgating, and then the game itself.
It's going to be a fun-filled day!