It has been almost five years since my husband and I had our first baby. We’re starting to forget what it’s like to be just the two of us, childless, doing whatever we want whenever we want it. Since I’m finally at a point where I’m not either pregnant or nursing (yeah, it’s been five years) we decided it was time to have a good old fashioned getaway.
We chose Milwaukee for our trip because it was within driving distance but is still a relatively new town for us. We’ve only been there once or twice which leaves room for a lot of exploring.
We aren’t really into regular hotels with their cookie cutter carpet and fifth grade art hanging on the walls. We decided to stay at The Iron Horse Hotel, an upscale, boutique hotel that caters to both business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts (the Harley Davidson museum is within sight). While we didn’t fit into either category, it was still a great fit for us.
Everything in the hotel has a bit of an industrial chic vibe. There is a motorcycle on display in the lobby as well as a well-worn American flag. The entryway to our room acted as a sort of mud room, leaving plenty of space to kick off slushy boots without dragging all the muck into our room….