a warm cardamom roll from the swedish american museum

Chicago: So many museums, so little time. Back in May I made time to visit one of my favorites–the Swedish American Museum in the #Andersonville neighborhood. If your roots are Svensk, you should explore this neighborhood/museum. Always a fun visit.

At the admission counter, a museum volunteer explained that there was a pop-up stand on the main floor serving cardamom rolls and coffee. I knew I had to take advantage, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Slightly sweet with a zingy/spicy flavor. This roll was just out of the oven so was warm to the touch.

Elsewhere in Swede Town is the mother of garden centers–Gesthemane–decked out in turquoise and yellow (the colors of the Swedish flag). It was a lovely day.

so much chrome (milwaukee’s harley-davidson museum)

Headed north to Milwaukee for a Wisconsin State Fair creampuff (which I understand is legendarily good) and found myself here. The Harley-Davidson Museum.

So many motorcycles, so much chrome.

This 1909 Model 5-D is one of 12 twin-cylinder motorcycles built that year. And the only survivor.

This 1936 model is a wow.

This 1973 Electra Glide V-Twin is tricked out.

There’s a wall of tanks.

And memorabilia by the boatload.

Vroom vroom. This visit was beyond fun.