Well ... Matt and I decided to take a trip up to Milwaukee seeing as it's only 1 and a half hours from Chicago. The train was busy on the way here so we thought that was a good thing. However, it seems like Milwaukee pretty much shuts down in winter lol. We have wandered all over the city and only seen a few things open. The visitor centre was pretty difficult to find but we now have a map and it seems the only place to get on the Internet is in the public library, where we are now.
The hotel room is really good and we found a restaurant that was open last night to eat. It's a bit like a ghost town though, hardly any people or cars. Should be a good place to chill for a while though.
We saw a few museums and ate at some good restaurants, but Milwaukee is a bit too dead in winter lol!
Mel and Matt