"Let's ride to Mama Tried Milwaukee, in December!!!" Follow us for more adulting ideas!!!
Mama Tried Motorcycle show was postponed in 2020 due to CoVid so they held it in December 2021 instead. Stiffy and I were pumped because as the date got closer for our first Mama Tried show, Mother Nature in MN was being very gracious with its upper 40's forecast. Not wanting to be BORED and trapped in a vehicle, we decided we would ride from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, in December. Go ahead and shake your head ~ I get that alot!!! Stiffy and I headed to Cycle Gear (the night before we were leaving) to upgrade our heated gear in preparation of the ride from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, a little over 5 hours and then went and grabbed a beer to celebrate our great plan. Celebration quickly turned to pouting as soon as I woke up. Stiffy messaged, "I hate to be the voice of reason, but check out the forecast for Sunday." Naturally, my response was a meme of someone with their fingers wedged deep into their eyes, wearing a blindfold, whistling.
But then, "adulting" and "responsibility" took over and I checked the stupid weather. Temps that once claimed to be in the upper 40's with a slight chance of rain on Sunday, just in Milwaukee, now showed "41 with high winds, freezing rain, turning to snow" just outside of Milwaukee, and then the WHOLE 5 hour ride back to MN. Instead of caving to the reality in that moment, I thought, "Screw it. I will come back Monday then." In the end, Mother Nature won. And I was NOT happy. As I was walking PAST my bike, which was packed and ready to roll, I shed a half a tear realizing my riding season was likely over...Just. Like. That.
The sadness quickly wore off as we arrived in Milwaukee and met up with friends at the Ambassador Hotel - which turns out, was where Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim. I am fascinated with the psychology of criminals, so I was relatively excited to check it out. I was half hoping for a glass door showing the inside of the exact room (507) - and a tour. While Mother Nature was no longer my friend, some higher power was, because low and behold, we got the room RIGHT NEXT to 507!! I immediately walked out, turned the corner, saw 507 and knocked on the door. I don't know what I was expecting when I knocked, but I realized that IF someone had actually answered the door, I would've fainted on the spot. But, nothing excited happened when I knocked and no ghosts were spotted. Boo. (Get it?! LOL)