Bill and Carla swirled in from Cambridge, MA with a whirlwind of laughter and good cheer. The energetic pair were eager to experience Milwaukee, and with a single day to accomplish their goal, the couple got to a truly impressive number of sights. With a long list of Cream City adventures on their itinerary, the pair dashed from the Harley Davidson Museum, to the Pabst Mansion, with stops in a few historic churches, the Public Market and the Milwaukee Art Museum all completed during their busy day. Of course, the industrious pair left ample time for a requisite stop at a brewery, a cheese and sausage snack, and a bit of shopping.
The twosome are as impressive as their list of Milwaukee stops made in a single day. Bill, a patent attorney with a background in bio-medical engineering, could have used an extra day in the city to poke around in the resale shops that feed his curiosity and joy of discovering something new. His wife Carla, originally from Brazil, works in the finance industry and is an influential member of the Massachusetts business community. The effervescent bundle of energy spends her free time teaching Zumba and introducing the States to a favorite Brazilian treat, bananada, through her company Banana Samba. The pair met at a business event years ago and have been enjoying life’s adventures together ever since.
The duo love their puppies. 13 year old Furby is a tiny ball of white fluff who likes nothing better snuggling up in the warmest open lap he can find. Recently joining the family is 1 year old Liam, a ball of energy for whom play time never stops. The dearly loved dogs, along with extended family, make Cambridge a welcome place to return to, regardless of where their adventures take them.
The well-travelled pair enjoyed their first visit to Milwaukee. Carla, an art lover, was impressed with the Milwaukee Art Museum, noting the depth and breadth of the collection was as unexpected as the masterpiece of a building that houses it. Growing up in Sao Paulo, a city steeped in history, she was excited to see the number of historic buildings that remain in Milwaukee, applauding Brew City for celebrating and preserving the past. Bill was taken with the friendliness of the people, noting with pleasure that Milwaukeeans are amiable people apt to strike up a conversation in line for coffee or offer assistance without being asked for help. Of course, both were thrilled with the food offered at the restaurants and shops they visited during their Milwaukee expedition.
While their stay was short, Bill and Carla made a big impression on all who met them. We hope the globe-trotting pair will soon be back to enjoy the many delights found in Milwaukee- and to let us enjoy them.