As most know, I am very passionate about Milwaukee. With all of my restaurants located in the greater Milwaukee area, I am usually all business with little fun in my hometown. The last trip I took was to the Wisconsin Dells with my wife and three kids. We stayed at our favorite resort in the Dells: the Wilderness.
After arriving, we hit two of the four waterparks. It was the first time two of my children went down all of the large slides. I have to admit, I was scared myself going down the "Hurricane" but nevertheless, it was tremendously fun. After the waterparks, we visited the famous Wisconsin Deer Park where my children were able to feed the animals by hand. Watching my kids feed the deer was one of the most enjoyable times I have ever had! The next day we all went horseback riding across from the Wilderness which was probably the most fun part of the trip. Getting away to the Dells was just what we needed as a family.
Omar Shaikh is partner and president of SURG Restaurants group, including Carnevor, Ryan Braun’s Graffito, Umami Moto and Charro (Milwaukee and Brookfield). Connect with him on Twitter.