A Trip to Madison

(Please note, because of the time that has passed since I wrote this article, it may no longer reflect my current views or the most accurate and complete information available on this subject.)

Desperate for some sort of vacation and lacking anything formally planned (where has the year gone?) the stars aligned in such a way that I took a trip last week to Madison, Wisconsin. It ended up being quite a great place to visit on summer vacation - thanks to a little pre-visit Googling and my awesome tour guide, Dayna (thanks!). I experienced quite a range of destinations: ethnic food of all sorts, a vibrant and amazing farmer's market, touring the University campus and amazing capitol building, biking around downtown and along the Lakes, visiting progressive co-ops and bookstores, and visiting the pocket of friends living there who I never think to visit. And I still got a good amount of laying around done, too. It wasn't quite a beach vacation, but I do believe Madison is one of my new favorite places in the Midwest, and I'm grateful to have had such a great, restful time there.

2 thoughts on “A Trip to Madison

  1. Hey Chris,

    Glad you had a good time in Madison, I'm a bit jealous to tell the truth. Apologies for never returning your email regarding things to do on your trip, but it sounds as though you did all the things I would have suggested anyway!

    Though I've never lived in Madison, I definitely keep it in the back of my mind as a place I might settle down someday. It has always struck me as a well-balanced place, spatially and culturally, (and there's lots of attractive women everywhere you turn!)

    Hope all is well in Richmond these days. I'm recouperating from a bout of Lyme Disease. Nasty shit, lemme tell ya. Then I figured since I was feeling so good, I really ought to make the most of my new-found health, and I went and broke my toe!

    Happy Trails!


  2. Nice- I like that town too - i'd say the rival in teh mid west is Ann Arbor but madison has the lakes and a nicer campus.

    I'm just going to assume that you sampled plenty of their damn fine ice cream and cheese....

    mmmm...cheese and ice cream.....(we dont get much of that here...)


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