I went to see The Greatest Showman last night with my daughter.  Wow, what a great movie, and a musical to boot!  I love old musicals from the 40’s and 50’s and it’s always nice to see a  modern day one come out and be successful.  We were actually talking about this with the women sitting behind us after the movie was over.  Trying to name successful recent musicals.  We got Phantom of the Opera, Grease, we kind of included Dirty Dancing, though that was a dance movie, not a musical.  Anyway, I highly recommend The Greatest Showman, the music was awesome, the choreography incredible and the story wonderful, though I’m sure not so historically accurate, but that’s to be expected in musicals.  You go for the entertainment, not a history lesson.

For the last 3 years, my siblings and I have done a siblings day out.  We take turns choosing what to do.  My two sisters, who are more alike, chose the 1st one, Six Flags and last years, a day running around downtown Chicago.  My brother and I chose the Museum of Science and Industry when it was our turn, and this year it’s our turn again.  I suggested kayaking down the Milwaukee river.  When I think of kayaking, I usually think of rushing water and wilderness, but this trip is a leisurely paddle through downtown Milwaukee.  My husband and kids have all done it and enjoyed it, so I thought it would be something fun and different for the 4 of us.  We’re not particularly athletic, but hubs and I went ocean kayaking a couple weeks ago and I handled the paddling part rather well, and paddling a river is easier than fighting waves in the ocean.  At least I’m hoping it’ll work that way.  Because even though I had a pretty easy time paddling and enjoyed being so close to the dolphins (we were surrounded by about 50 of them, close enough to hear the air hole noise when they surfaced ) I did end up getting seasick.  But I think it was a combination of accidentally swallowing some saltwater mixed with the higher waves of the ocean.  Nevertheless, my egg McMuffin went back to the ocean from which it came…or whatever.  I just called it feeding the fishes.  I put the idea out to the siblings, my brother is onboard, which is the main one, since the sisters pretty much have to go with our plan when it’s our year to choose.

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