A Day Out

Prime and I stayed in Milwaukee overnight, rather than drive home and come back. So we crashed at a local Best Western for the night, then got up this morning and headed out.

We hit a local Target, but the idea of fighting traffic for six hours didn’t sound fun. Prime used a little of his data to look for attractions nearby. He found Discovery World, which was a museum and aquarium. So we decided to head over.

Outside Discovery World.

They opened at 13:00 and closed at 16:00, so that would give us ample time to look around and see what was there. There were animals, as you can see.

This crayfish took offense to our presence, apparently.

This guy either loved us and wanted to give us a hug or couldn’t stand us and wanted to pinch our faces off. All we had to do was lift up a hand and he’d spread his pinchers and head towards the glass. It seems he’s an invasive species; I wonder if it’s edible…? (Not that I could eat one. I just can’t.)

This little dude seemed to like me.

This turtle kept following me! He also kept popping his head out of the water to look at me. Maybe I’m fascinating to turtles…?

Not big enough to swallow a human.

That’s a Mosasaur skull. Not as big as the one from Jurassic World but I wouldn’t want to meet it.

I can never spear one of these guys. They’re too cute.

This is the touch tank which was in the aquarium. That is a sturgeon. I can never spear one, ever. They like to be petted and they’re friendly. So yeah, I can’t hurt them.

Fun? Definitely. Do I want to go back? Most definitely. But we couldn’t stay; there was a Brewers game to attend.

Getting the field ready.

We got there early enough to see some batting practice. Mostly what I saw was Dodgers and not Brewers but it was still fun to watch.

More groundwork.

We thought we would be seeing Corbin Burns pitching but he was put on the IL. We weren’t told as to why. No one mentioned anything about an injury and Craig Counsell couldn’t go into details, so it’s a little worrisome. Some are suggesting that it may be Covid related but nobody really knows.


Our starter tonight was Eric Lauer and he did a helluva job. The Dodgers didn’t plate a single run until the top of the ninth, when Hader was on the mound.

Top of the first, Mookie Betts at bat.

Travis Shaw had a great night, knocking out a two run homer; he’s been having a bit of trouble at the plate lately so he’s been due for a good hit

Hader on the mound.

It was two to nothing until the ninth, when the Dodgers were able to score a run off of Hader. But that was all they got.

Final score: Dodgers – 1 Brewers – 2. Next week is the Timber Rattlers home opener, May 4th and 5th. Baseball is back and I am loving it.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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