On the Trail to Lake Mendota // The Great Outdoors

It sounds like a place in a Wendell Berry novel, no? The kids and I are visiting family in Madison, Wisconsin. When we drove up to my sister-in-law’s place, her friend pulled up and delivered Em’s sewing machine on her bike. My first thought–I’m going to like this place! Throw in two full afternoons at the playground one hundred yards from her house, community gardens just beyond that, a fun morning at a fabulous children’s museum, and a trail that leads to the lake nearby and sunshine, and well, I think we are going to be very happy here. Let’s just hope I can make it home later in the week before the cousins get too sick of us!

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  1. Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Madison. Cool. Only about 90 minutes from where I grew up in northwestern Illinois. Seems we have another connection. I hope we get to meet some time.

  2. Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    You are experiencing some great weather in Wisconsin this week! The zoo in Madison is also wonderful and if I remember right it is free too! Have fun!

  3. Posted April 7, 2011 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Wendell fans! Represent!

    (beautiful photo!!)

  4. Posted April 9, 2011 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    I love this post. Thanks for teaching me how to make those darling bibs. Lisa Morse Madison WI

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