July 14, 2009
If your budget says no to a vacation -- try Racine!
If your budget says no to a vacation... what to do?
That's the question asked by Chicago ABC-7 TV host Janet Davies on July 5. Mark Nilsson, her reporter on the program 190 North, answered it with ... "Racine, a great little getaway with something for everyone."
In a four-minute video report, Nilsson visits North Beach for volleyball, feeds the budgies at the Racine Zoo, samples kringle at Larsen's Bakery, takes in RAM's Dillinger exhibit, eats pizza at Salute and samples Chimay Ale at Shillings. He raves about the city.
We don't find this strange at all. Over the years we've run into hundreds of new visitors to Racine who love our community -- and hundreds of long-time residents who never take advantage of all that's here, preferring to ... well, whine on the blogs.
Which are you? When's the last time you did all (or any!) of the things Nilsson did? Did you watch the Dragon Boat Festival and races last weekend? Did you go to the Monument Square art fair? Music at the Monument, Music & More? Have you seen Honky Tonk Angels at the Theatre Guild yet? (It's been a virtual sellout, but they've just scheduled an extra July 26 matinee.) A Raiders game? BONK!? Gallery Night and First Fridays? Music for the Halibut? RAM or the Wustum Museum? The Racine Symphony?
Trust me: There's so much good stuff going on in Racine, if you just tried to sample the best of it, you wouldn't have time to complain. Here, watch ABC-7's video about Racine and then plan a trip here. You won't regret it!