Last 90 degree day brings crowds to the lakefront
MILWAUKEE - Tuesday may be the last 90 degree day of the summer, and it is September, so many people are hitting the lakefront for one last taste of summer.
Some of the sweet summer treats are going away. "Ice cream!” three-year-old Eliot screams. Northpoint Custard Shop has already cut back their hours to 11-4pm and they are shutting down for the season on Sunday.
Eliot’s mom Jamie Pacton had to get one last trip in. She tells TODAY’S TMJ4’s Jesse Ritka, “This is like our third time here and I wish there was more.”
And today’s hot weather made that decision easy. Jamie explains, "It's such a beautiful day, the lake is all shimmery and blue and it's almost fall so... last day of summer."
But those who didn’t want to shake the summer away put on their flip flops and hit Bradford Beach. “Summer has not ended... yet,” Timothy Larson says. Larson, along with many other summer lovers, are taking advantage of a less crowded shoreline today, soaking in what could be the final rays of the summer.
Steven Beiling loves taking in Lake Michigan in a month when temperatures typically drop, “I'm relaxing, I'm enjoying the sand, it kind of reminds me of Miami. White sand and you know... September. It's great.”
Larson agrees, even if it isn’t for the entire day, “Not a cloud in the sky, unfortunately I do have to work later today.”
And with winter around the corner, this crew of sun and sand fans just couldn’t miss taking advantage of one of the last warm winds of the season, “We are a loyal following, this is the camp, Camp Larson, famous for years and years,” Larson continues.
“I think it's wonderful, the beach looks great, I'm out here with my buddies at the camp and I'm ready for the last hurrah,” though Beiling admits he is excited to break out the snowboard in a few months.