John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Now is the time to plan any vacations that you plan to take this year. One good way to travel is to take Amtrack and travel the country. This is many times cheaper than taking an airplane, however it takes longer and you need more food this way. Bus travel is also good. The buses seem to have little space between the seats. They take longer and may be more uncomfortable to ride in. If you are in a hurry to get somewhere, then take an airplane. The costs are higher, but travel time is shorter.
If you decide to take your car on a trip, then make sure that it is in good condition for traveling any distances. In your car, you travel at your own pace and decide when you choose to stop for any breaks. Depending on your financial means, the place that you travel to should be studied ahead of time to allow for any emergencies that may pop up. If you are tight financially, then go to the museum, zoo, library, parks, swimming pools, etc. Most of these are available at minimum costs to you. Watch a Brewer's game or a softball game in a park. Use the Yellow Pages to locate fun spots that don't cost too much. Do things together as a family and give verybody a big hug while enjoying yourself. Some small lakes are close to town and are reasonable to go fishing or swimming at. There are many activities available in our Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation facilities like Beulah Brinton Community Center. Relax as a family and plan out your vacation days ahead.