Monday, June 15, 2009


Milwaukee was a blast! Went down to visit Jeremy's brother Basil, who now lives in Milwaukee after falling in love with it after going to school there. The drive down was mired in traffic after Gary Indiana, but we ended up getting in just before 7pm, in time to catch the Penguins beat the Wings. Watching from a local bar was another treat.

Basil ordered up some Jalapeno poppers for appetizers. Ordered in Toronto, you might get 4.. maybe 6. In Milwaukee, the standard Jalapeno app will net you well over 40 poppers! Awesome. After a few wings and burgers, Basil got us playing some darts... I lament not bringing the camera out that night; fantastic. The local scene still has smoking in bars (changing as of July 1st next year). Ashtrays beside the urinals was funny to see. Gambling machines throughout, as well as children sitting at the bar. The baseball game was on every tv; we had to ask to get game 7 on. Everyone there is super friendly, and we ended the night playing some Wii in Bas' basement... great night.

Next day we went to the Brewer's - Sox game, starting our tailgating experience at noon. There was a line-up to get into the parking lot three hours before the first pitch. White, mid-west America.

Setting up the tailgate. Aaron and Bas were amazing hosts, and they've clearly got this tailgating thing down.

Some bean-bag playing.


We were set up in the parking lot across the highway... there's a tunnel which allows a five minute walk to the park. Here the roof starts to open...

Aaron, who's good friends with Basil, thought of everything.

Tons of people in the parking lot.

That's Aaron there, bbqing.

Mmmm... bacon cheeseburgers and beans.

After lunch...

Basil shows us his 'wave' dance.

Porto-potty, on the back of a pick up...

Hank Aaron.

Miller Park. Retractable roof fans opens about 80 degrees from just behind home plate.

The old beer slide has been replaced.

Scoring the game!

Jeremy falls asleep; mistake.

Ahhh, Aaron and his masturbating beer bottle.

Can you guess which one is the Polish sausage?

So, after the game, while waiting for the boys' wives to pick us up (oh yeah.), we started the tailgate back up...

... and made some friends.

Here's Jer playing some parking lot football.

Basil gets Aaron into the wave dance.

Aaron gets rejected trying to masturbate his bottle once again.

Aficionado. That night we all ended up passing out at home just after 9pm. What a great day. And yes, that is Triple X beer, straight from duty free, as specially requested by Bas.

Next day, time to head back up to Canada.

Breakfast along the Chicago waterfront.

New Comiskey (U.S. Cellular Field).

And, of course, dinner at Arby's.



Fantastic time and road trip (I love road trips!), made especially great by our hosts. Thanks again, Basil, Nicky, and of course, Aaron.


  1. I can't imagine a road trip that doesn't involve a state trooper, a blown tire and smoked mackerel mousse....

    Glad you had a good time, though!

  2. heh.. Funny you should mention state trooper.

    Jer ended up talking his way out of a rather sizeable speeding ticket in the lovely state of Indiana!

  3. What great documentation of the trip. Next time we'll make it a Packers game.

  4. Thanks buddy. I'm totally in for a Packers game... and maybe a weekend at Wrigley.