Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wooster Square Blossom Blogs Two II! Oak Park and Chicago Illinois!

Summer Settling in Swimmingly, 

in our Significant 

Celebrated Special Sakura Square!

Summer. The City. It's summer in the City! One could argue, that summer in New Haven is one of the best times to visit. For one thing, every museum at Yale is Free. That's as in nothing. 10 in your party? Not a problem, we will give you a free docent to show you around. All this history, architecture and the best pizza in the USA? Take that with a slice of pepperoni New York and Boston! 

Want to experience the great outdoors? Head to Light House Point, do some swimming, birding, picnicking, boating and even carousel riding. Or drive, ride your bike, or hike up to East Rock Park and revel in looking over what has now been coined, #gscia
Greatest Small City in America. Wow. All that and Wooster Square too. It's enough to take one's breath away. Like your first real New Haven Pie. First you feast with your eyes then experience each bite, tasting all the brick oven fired perfect pizza pie's fresh ingredients. 

MMMM I can just smell the pizza. (Note: in Wooster Square, you ALWAYS smell pizza. If one has an aversion to people drooling waiting in line, or love pizza so much that just smelling the number 1 style pizza in the country, then you may well be driven mad. It's sad but true. Some people can't handle the olfactory ovation, others give in and have pizza a few times a week. In fact, I read that 25% of americans eat pizza every single day.

Now that's will power.

Another reason to visit is that believe it or not, now that the Arts and Ideas Festival ended, many residents flee! July and August take on a slower pace, and it's pleasant walking New Haven on a summer evening, then getting a cannoli or Italian Ice near home. So head over to the Wonderful World of Historic Wooster Square for a genuine, 100 % authentic, New Haven Style Apizza. 

Or grab the whole kitten caboodle, blanket, picnic basket, beverages and have the fastest person go get the pie and bring it back piping hot! 

Last post, the Blossom Blog went to Milwaukee Wisconsin for a little family rendezvous. But for two nights we ventured to Oak Park Illinois, home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright! Then the second night we saw the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Next post will be an informative lesson in the art of Italian digestion. There's an after dinner walk that is more than exercise, it's an event. And the Wooster Square Blossom Blog will show you how to have a real Italian experience, here in Little Italy, Wooster Square. 

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We decided on Oak Park as it is on the Green Line to the White Sox Ballpark, and of course to see 
some of America's best designed homes.

 His home and office

All within walking distance in Oak Park

  A Wright home

and another

pretty nice but their deep dish pizza?!?
New Haven dominates the top 100
(sorry Chicago)

Tour is about to start

Intricate detail

The Front of Frank Lloyd Wright's home/studio

Family Portrait

Lots of windows

intricate designs

"Chicago Brick"

Fireplace sitting room

Ceiling light

ET, Phone home!

More stained glass

Wright designed planters

Soaring Ceilings

It's off to Cellular Field!

Baseball and Chicago Dogs!

Take me out to the ballgame!
US Cellular Field

Slugger Frank Thomas

They were celebrating the 10th anniversary of
the White Sox 2005 Championship year.

It's in all the White Sox players contracts
to play at least one instrument and to
perform before the start of the game.

Game day!

Cheryl's favorite Pirate

Comiskey, one of baseball's pioneers

View on the way to seats

Air conditioned too.

Thanks Chicago!

Back home safe and sound in Wooster Square.
I will be scouring the internet for all things
Wooster Square, New Haven and of course, 
Pizza, photos and more!  

From the World's first Photoblogumentary
on Historic, World Famous Wooster Square!

Next up: La Passeggiata!

See You Round the Square!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wooster Square Blossom Blogs Two! First: Brews, Brats, Baseball, and Hog Heaven in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Meanwhile, here in New Haven a Whole World of things to do with the International Festival for Arts and Ideas!!

If you are looking for fun in Wooster Square and New Haven this week, you won't have to look far. There's a free concert on The New Haven Green.. Friday, Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams.

 Some may not know but her father, who died on January 1st, 2015, was an accomplished Poet and author, Stanley Miller Williams. Mr Williams read one of his poems at President Clinton's Inauguration. (Bill, not Hillary if you are reading this in 2 years.) 

And the fun is just not on the Green, there are tons of things to do with over a week left of International Arts and Ideas Festival running all over our well planned and loved, Elm City.

 Why Milwaukee Wisconsin? 

Why not? And we use this annual migration to some City with a baseball stadium to meet up with family from Midland, Ann Arbor and Plymouth Michigan. Cheryl's Mom (who grew up in Milwaukee), nephews, Aunt, Cousin and Brother and sister in law meet up with for a long weekend. We usually find time to check out the Baseball parks too. The home of Miller beer was the Michigan vote. 

Also, we were supposed to go to see the Cubs and White Sox last year, but the Sox were rained out.
However, the front office of the Chicago White Sox gave us Tickets to a game this year. So flying into and out of Chicago and seeing the White Sox is the second of The Wooster Square Blossom Blogs Two!

Check out some of Milwaukee sights!

Follow the yellow brick road!

...or the Milwaukee River Walk.

it goes on and on.

Downtown Digs. 

Cool yellow flowers, even cooler temps!
(it seemed like it rained 5 days in a row...
I am told, it rained 5 days in a row!)

If you are heading to Milwaukee, be sure 
to bring at least a light jacket and
a sweatshirt. The breeze off the lake make
it feel like its in the 40s and 50s.

Historic Third Ward

Reflecting on Fun

When in Milwaukee!

City sights

Very popular, right up the street is...

Harley Museum

Lots of bikes!

Family fun too!

I'm a Michigander once removed

A gull watching closely...

Gull Chicks on a cement buoy

A face only mother could love.

Majestic Magical Milwaukee 

Miller Stadium is behind a casino.

Chilly and foggy

Speed limit = 2 minutes per block

A native staple

Cliff Swallows prowl the river walk and 
eat bugs, mostly flying mosquitos.

Fog, rain, chill

Grey daze and foggy haze

History Loves Company

History made in Milwaukee

Miller Stadium shots

Hot Dog!

When a home run is hit by the home team,
One slides down the slide into beer.

From our seats

The roof opens, when it stops snowing.

Going up?

Speaking of going up. Get to the Arts
and Ideas festival this weekend!

In Wooster Square the Saint Andrew Society
has its 115th Festival. And they are going to keep doing it until they get it right! Begins Thursday
Night at 6pm, and they march around the square! 

Click here for the times, festival starts with a parade!

So please hit the Arts and Ideas then
head over to Wooster Square, 
where they invented old school,
for some Italian food, music and treats!

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See you all over New Haven this Weekend
and as always,

See You Round the Square!