Every Wednesday I share a travel post. The past month I have been sharing all my latest Florida adventures, but I thought I would skip that this week and talk about what my husband and I did for Easter instead.
With the kids in Florida for Easter, hubby and I were alone for the holiday. Instead of getting all mopey if we are alone on holidays, we always like to make the best of it by getting out and doing something fun. I think that is the real key to enjoying your twilight years: getting out and doing things together. Don't stay home in that recliner pining for the years when all your babies were younger. Every season has it's blessings and it's trials. The blessing of the golden years is NO KIDS! You can go and do whatever you want!
We decided to go to our hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see our old church's Easter musical, visit with friends, get a nice hotel room, and attend the Easter Sunday service.
My husband and I met over thirty years ago at a church in the Milwaukee area. We we were married in this church, and dedicated our children in this church. I will always have a special fondness for this church in my heart. My biggest regret of leaving Milwaukee was leaving this church. I've been to countless churches since, and I have never been truly happy at any of them the way I was at this church. My husband would probably say the same. Every Sunday we just wish we could beam ourselves there and be in one of the services. But sadly, we live over four hours away now, and that's impossible.
My husband grew up in this church when it probably contained all of about fifty people. Since then, it has grown to over 4000 and is the largest Assembly of God church in Wisconsin. This church, knows how to do it right. It has managed to change with the times (providing contemporary music, dance, and children/youth ministries), yet still maintain foundational, biblical truths.
The facility of this church is amazing. Of course, one of my favorite amenities is the Starbucks located right inside the door. They also have a cafe that is open before and after services.
This is their beautiful sanctuary. We were there to see their Easter musical, which was wonderful. My husband and I use to be in all their musicals and I still miss not being a part of them.
After the musical was over, we chatted with people we knew from when we attended there and met lots of new members as well. Then Todd and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee...Gyro Palace...with one of his best friends from childhood Kirk (pictured on the left in the picture below, and Shannon's hubby) and his son Brandon. Shannon and their daughter Tori couldn't join us, because they had another show to perform.
This picture was actually taken the following morning after the Easter Sunday Service. And yes, I wore my new Easter outfit that I showed you in THIS POST. It was only in the upper forties that day, but I wore a white coat and really only had to walk from the car to a building, so I wasn't uncomfortable.
I love the use of spring branches mixed with spring bulbs and Easter lilies.
I love the "Divergent" movie series, so I was super excited to see the third movie "Allegiant". The plot is so interesting, plus I love anything with a strong female lead. Of course, I didn't think it was as good as the very first movie, but I liked it nevertheless. There were some really exciting, fun scenes in this movie. I especially liked the one where they scale the wall as shown in the marquee behind me.
They remodeled the theatre in 2014 making it larger to include a restaurant/bar and multiple theaters, but the original charm of the old place was still there.
These are pictures of the foyer. It was built in 1929 and is styled with a Spanish motif.
Our movie was shown in the newest theatre and we had to walk this long, gorgeous hallway to get to it. Sorry for the grainy pictures, but the lighting in this building was quite dim.
The big surprise about this theatre was the amazing seats. They have huge, reclining, leather seats with tables! A waiter comes to your seat and offers a menu shortly before the movie starts. You can enjoy dinner and a movie at the same time!
And here is the bathroom. Is this lux or what?
And here is the outside of the theatre with the historic sign lit up at night.
And that was how we spent our Easter weekend! It was a quick, but fun trip; always over too soon! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend as well. I would love to hear how you spent your weekend in the comment section below.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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