It took about an hour to get here from my sister's house--not a bad drive at all. We went to the hotel, even though it was only 11 AM, and asked if we could have an early check-in. They let us, even though check-in was at 3. The view from our room is AMAZING...
|The view from our hotel window|
|This is the farmer's market going on below our hotel... awesome!|
|Whoopie pies!! This was red velvet and German chocolate.|
|My loaf of bread|
|Jerry's cheddar jalapeno rolls|
|The dog treats for Remy and Lucy|
|Teddywedgers! Barely big enough for two people to stand inside (dunno the woman in the pic!)|
|Veggie Wedgie was my pick--tomato sauce, mushrooms, peppers, and mozzarella|
|My veggie pasty|
|This is what it looks like inside... it was SO GOOD|
|Red velvet whoopie pie!|
|Yes, that is my brown Goodwill dress :)|
|Some guy on a hunger strike... I wasn't impressed|
|At the brew pub|
|Yes, that would be wine in my hands|
Oh, I have to mention something that I find so neat about Madison... there are bicycles EVERYWHERE. Back home in Michigan, I see maybe one biker when I go out somewhere. Here, there are probably more bicycles than there are cars! There is a bike lane on all the roads in the city (a full-size car lane devoted to buses, bikes, and cars turning right only), and there are tons of bike racks in front of every shop. There are a tons of bicycle rental places on the streets, that kind of remind me of a Redbox ;) There is no attendant, and you just put in your credit card--$10 for 24 hours. I really need to get a picture of all the bicyclists, because it's pretty amazing. My husband and I both commented on it a few times.
Is your city very cyclist-friendly? Like I said, where I come from, it is very rare to see someone on a bicycle. In Madison, they are EVERYWHERE.