Monday, April 14, 2014

Wisconsin

Things are finally thawing here and the snow is actually gone!  My children were on spring break last week, and after a brutal winter with too many days spent hiding from the weather, we took advantage of the improving conditions to get out and do a few things.  My son wanted to do a college visit at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, so off we went.

What a gorgeous campus!  Madison is on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona.  The Memorial Student Union sits right on the shores of Lake Mendota.  


 One disadvantage of these college visits is that now I want to go to school all over again.  What would I major in this time?  What would I do differently?  I don't think any teenager can fully grasp what an exciting time of their lives this is, and how fleeting it is.

Madison is also the capital of Wisconsin, and the state capitol building is within walking distance of campus.




After a day in Madison, we headed to Milwaukee, which we'd never visited before.  We found the Bronze Fonz!
 And enjoyed the sites along the Riverwalk:
 We stopped at an old-fashioned burger joint for lunch and I was amused by the line of cow statues in the parking lot.  Wisconsin really embraces its agricultural side!
 We found my beloved Lake Michigan.  Very odd to be on the "wrong" side of it!
 More scenes from downtown Milwaukee and the water front.


I hope to be back on the blog soon with some finished stitched pieces to show, as soon as I can get some good photographs of them.