I've lived in the greater Milwaukee area for my entire life. Aside from a six month stint in Florida, Wisconsin is all I know. I love The Great North Woods, I've appreciated Door County, I've relaxed in Prairie du Chien, and I've learned about writing in Madison. I love the candy shop in Eagle River and the Taco John's in Waukesha. Wisconsin is where I've worked and played for decades.
That having been said, I'm not a big lover of downtown Milwaukee. I'm not sure why, but I get lost everytime I've attempted to get somewhere in the city. I get disoriented and can't remember which side of me the lake is on, so I'm never sure which direction I'm traveling. I've been to the museum, Summerfest and the Bradley Center, but I tend to avoid all activities that will require dealing with the one way streets, lack of parking and excessive amounts of traffic that I associate with being downtown.