Kelsea and I are here in soft and grey Milwaukee.  While not exactly an impulse weekend, it was an impulsive time to go away as we are moving so soon, but I think it will do us both good.  We are that sort of people, who need to see something new when stress levels are high.

Arriving last night after what was a remarkably short flight, we only got slightly lost on our way to our hotel, the County Clare Inn.  I thought I would indulge her love of Ireland by staying someplace Irish-ish, and sure enough, the check-in girl had a lovely Irish lilt to her voice.  Our little room is lovely, with a big whirlpool tub and a comfy bed.

Dinner was yum – salmon and spinach.  I never take pictures of food, but it was so pretty!

Our waiter, who had lived all over, has adopted a touch of the brogue in his accent.  I’ve never met someone with such a tin ear.  We followed up dinner with darts in the game room and then collapsed.

My sister was supposed to come up to meet us, but her littlest sweet girl got sick in the middle of the night, so I don’t know if she’ll make it.  I hope so. 

We’re off to explore and will keep you posted.