October 2016 Highlights

Fall Leaves at Holy Hill | https://www.roseclearfield.com

This October was one of those beautiful Octobers where the leaves stay colorful for several weeks and it’s warm enough to enjoy the beautiful colors. I know I complain because I get sick of everyone I know and Pinterest shoving fall in my face every single day. But I actually get it when fall is, you know, kind of perfect.

Fall Harvest Festival Floral Show at the Mitchell Park Domes | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/10: Domes Fall Harvest Festival show. I love visiting the Domes for their seasonal shows. You can see my full set of photos from the show over here.

China Lights at the Boerner Botanical Gardens | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/13: China Lights. I promise this is the last time I’m talking about China Lights on this blog. I’m so glad I got to see this amazing exhibit during its run in Milwaukee. Check out my full China Lights post here.

Lindsey Stirling at the Riverside October 2016

10/14: Lindsey Stirling. We saw Lindsey Stirling in Milwaukee as part of her Brave Enough tour for her new album. (Remember how I was talking about her t-shirts? I ended up wearing this one.) Her show was intense, really loud with tons of lighting effects, but amazing. I’ve really never seen anything like it before. I loved learning more about her newest album and how she got where she is today.

Holy Hill | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Fall at Holy Hill | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Holy Hill in autumn, gorgeous colors! | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/16: Holy Hill. My in-laws had never been to Holy Hill and wanted to go during fall to see the colors. As previously mentioned, the leaves are on point this year, and the colors didn’t disappoint.

While we were up that way, we also got to see Jim Zamzow’s annual Halloween display. (See last year’s display over here.)

Jim Zamzow's Annual Halloween Display in Hubertus, WI | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Jim Zamzow's Annual Halloween Display in Hubertus, WI | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Jim Zamzow's Annual Halloween Display in Hubertus, WI | https://www.roseclearfield.com

It wouldn’t be a Wisconsin holiday display without something Packers.

Grant Park in October | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/17: Grant Park. Grant Park is one of the quintessential locations in Milwaukee to visit in the fall. The day I went, it was sunny and warm enough to be outside in a t-shirt and jeans. Again, kind of a perfect fall.

Grant Park Waterfall | https://www.roseclearfield.com

The Grant Park waterfall flow varies quite a bit from month to month, but it’s running full force right now.

New Orleans Highlights | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/19-10/23: New Orleans. Obviously, one of the biggest highlights of October was our trip to New Orleans. I put together a separate post about New Orleans over here.

MAM After Dark Steampunk October 2016 | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/28: MAM After Dark: Steampunk.Jake and I have been attending the Milwaukee Art Museum After Dark events regularly ever since we moved to Milwaukee. Steampunk was the perfect theme for Halloween and the current 1920s German cinema exhibit. Our costumes are never exactly the same from one event to the next, but you can see a few more pictures of our steampunk get up in my August 2016 highlights post.

Book of Mormon at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI October 2016 | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/29: Book of Mormon. We kicked off the 16-17 Broadway season in Milwaukee with the Book of Mormon. It’s the only show I’ve ever seen three times in three years, and I’d see it again if they brought it back to Milwaukee next year. If you ever get a chance to see it and haven’t already, please get a ticket. For nearly two years, every time someone talked about Salt Lake City, Jake and I would always have to make the joke about how it’s not a real place, it’s a metaphor. Then I kind of forgot about it for a while. Now that we’ve seen the show again, that joke is coming back.

Full Size Candy Bars | https://www.roseclearfield.com

10/30: Neighborhood trick-or-treating. We live in an area where most neighborhoods don’t have trick-or-treating on Halloween, which I find really sad. At least our neighborhood hours ran long enough that kids could trick-or-treat in the dark. This was our first Halloween in this house so I didn’t know what to expect. But we got a good turnout, about 60 kids. I splurged on full-size candy bars. Several kids literally screamed over full-sized Kit-Kat bars. A successful Halloween, right?

What are you up to in November?
Any fun local events I should check out?

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1 thought on “October 2016 Highlights”

  1. So many beautiful photos! We bought candy two years in a row, but never had a single trick or treater. This year we didn’t even get any, and no one showed up. I know kids live in our building, so I’m not sure where they go.
    Interestingly, a cousin of mine from Florida also visited the Domes! She’s a big Packers fan, even though she’s lived in FL pretty much her whole life, and likes to visit the area.

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