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Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Dave!Why isn't there a federal law which requires there to be a McDonalds located past every airport security checkpoint? That way, I wouldn't have to go to the Milwaukee airport 2-1/2 hours early so I have time to eat breakfast in the pre-screening lobby and still have time left to stand in line and get probed by the TSA (Milwaukee's express lane for first-class ticket-holders isn't a separate lane... all it does it cut you in front of some poor bastard that's been standing in line for an hour, and that's not really fair).

After having a thoroughly horrible breakfast of onion-flavored eggs on an onion-flavored croissant with onion-flavored cheese and a side of onion-flavored potatoes, I head over to the place that makes Milwaukee's airport one of my all-time favorites (even though there's no McDonalds on the E-Concourse)... RENAISSANCE BOOKS!


I love Renaissance. They have a remarkable collection of older used paperbacks & hardbacks at reasonable prices, and I've purchased at least a hundred books there over the past fifteen years I've been passing through MKE. Most of those are ancient 35¢ and 50¢ copies of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels for my collection. Today I filled in a few holes of my Tarzan series, which was pretty sweet.

And now I'm off to Walt Disney World.

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  1. Kittymoose says:

    Don’t you just LOVE how we only have ONE metal detector in MKE? Yeah…

  2. Robin says:

    Now I want a beignet for breakfast.

    Have one for me. Maybe two.

  3. Wayne says:

    and here I thought you were going to talk about The Onion – I just picked up their 3-volume set at Half Price books for $9 and couldn’t stop laughing. Mostly I think I read for the headlines like “Clinton feels nation’s pain, breasts” and “Special Olympics T-Ball stand pitches perfect game” that just make me LOL.

  4. Brandon says:

    Yuck. I hate onions and I especially hate it when your food tastes like onions for absolutely no reason. I think I just had a shiver run up my spine.

    I love it when there’s a good book store in the airport instead of the typical places. Portland Airport is my favorite because of the Powell’s that is right there.

  5. jenny says:

    That totally took me back to my Milwaukee days – I LOVE Renaissance Books! I always find something fun to read there.

  6. kapgar says:

    Katie and I (and her whole family) completely agree with you on Milwaukee Airport. It is also one of the most convenient around. We will sometimes intentionally drive the extra distance simply because it’s easier to get into and out of and the parking is so much cheaper than any airport in Chicago. I will have to check out that bookstore the next time I’m there, though.

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