Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Back From Bubbler City

I'm back from my fun-packed mini-vacation in Milwaukee. As usual, I had a great time visiting my family. The weather cooperated somewhat--except for two days dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Ike.
It'll take a day or so to write some posts and sort through photos, so here's a quickie to tide you over.

The Pryor Avenue Well is not technically a bubbler, but it is a fine example of public water distribution. Actually it is the only example, as it is the last public well in the city. This artesian well was built in the late 1800's. It is located on a regular city street in the Bay View area of Milwaukee.
The water has a distinctive iron taste and is super cold. I really like it. This is a pretty popular place and people are usually around filling up jugs. The house facing the well is for sale. I think it might be sort of fun to live there, but it could get old fast.

Fill yer jugs here!


Miss Healthypants said...

Glad you had a good time! :)

I dreamed last night that my hubby and I moved back to Wisconsin.

I remember I was happy about the cheaper housing prices, but sad that I was missing out on the culture and public transit here. :)

MaryRuth said...

oh geez....dey got cultcha in Wisconsin too, dontcha know! Such as: Mustard Museum, World's Largest Musky, UFO Capital, beer and cheese making tours (scientific exploration) to name but a few.
I didn't drive until I was 20, so I thought the bus lines were pretty good, but apparently not so any more. I guess if one lived downtown things would be OK.
And.. if all that wasn't enough... Chicago *is* only 90 minutes away on the train!

Miss Healthypants said...

Iwanski and I have actually been inside the World's Largest Musky. He was so excited to have his picture taken up there--hilarious! :)