8/17-18/2006 - Madison, WI
With due apologies to the great city of Madison, no mapquest link to show my route today as I am away from my usual bag of tricks. But I do have a more personal account of the city thanks to ace reporter Actu-Pella, who used to live in the area. A.P. recommends that I stop by the capital, one of the more beautiful capital buildings across the country. As always, Wikipedia is there for the assist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_Wisconsin) this time including a photo of the aforementioned capital.
So what shall I do in Madison? Were I passing through this labor day weekend, I would doubtless be stopping in at the "Taste of Madison" festival, during which area restaurants set up booths to display their best foods around the capital square. In reality I tend to eat very little dairy or red meat (always watching that cholesterol) but my virtual counterpart just doesn't have self-restraint, so he'll probably nibble at this and that.
After brunch, lunch and a little linner, I'll wander over to Lake Mendota. Want to see what I'm seeing? Try the following webcam: www.soils.wisc.edu/asig/webcam.html
Finally, no visit to Madison is complete without a visit to the Babcock Dairy. What flavors of ice cream do they boast? How about
- Peach Melba
- Caramel Creek
- Badger Blast
- Blue Moon
- Coffee Truffle
Badger flavored ice cream? I'll go with strawberry.
29,500 carnivorous steps today. Cheers,