Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Madison

Darby and I spent the Memorial Day holiday in Madison, WI. We're trying to take little road trips to some of the cities around here before we move. We don't want to move away and think, "Why didn't we ever go there?"

Madison is a beautiful town. It has a really neat university area that runs into downtown. And there's so much free stuff. We visited two art museums, the zoo, and the botanical gardens, and all were free. Of course, we made up for that by eating tons of great food. On Saturday night, we went to a place called Monty's Blue Plate Diner. It served breakfast and dinner. Darby couldn't make up his mind about what to get, so we decided to go again for breakfast the next day!

Darby with his Donut French Toast. Yes, it's exactly what you think---french toast made with donuts. Darby said it was delicious. I couldn't bring myself to get it...stupid Weight Watchers. ;)

The downtown area. We went on an "ice cream social" cruise of the lake. As you can see, the weather wasn't the greatest, but the all-you-can-eat ice cream more than made up for it.

A pretty view of the lake from the Botanical Gardens.

Me and D at the Botanical Gardens

The State Capitol Building

It was a wonderful weekend. Both of us really needed a relaxing trip to decompress from the semester. And now we can cross another neighboring state off the list. Next up: Michigan?

4 comments:

Sallie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Did you get your nerve up and ask a stranger to take your picture or did you take it yourself? I'm betting you took it yourself!

Mica said...

Cutest couple ever.

Also, that is totally something Harrison and I would do. He orders ridiculous food, and I look at it wistfully.

The Lances said...

I LOVE Madison... glad you made it there while you are here! :-)

Kalyn Gensic said...

Since BJ lived in Michigan for 5 years, I just asked him where you should go there. He has literally spent the last five minutes like this: "Michigan? Go somewhere in Michigan? Boy, I don't know. Hmm. Michigan? Really? There's a reason I haven't been back." Good luck with that one.