Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Vacation: Short Report #7

After a wonderful dinner and evening with Lisa and Lori, we headed up North again.
North-West to be exactly.

Our destination this Thursday was Madison, state capital of Wisconsin.
2011-07-07 Indiana windmills
We passed a very large windmill park
It takes hours on the Interstates and a brake from time to time is a must.
We stopped here. Had a real Italian slice of Pizza + coffee etc.
Madison Summer 2011
How come sailing is so popular in Madison? Lot’s of lakes around and in the City limits.
Monona Lake view….
… as seen from William T. Evjue Gardens
Here is some photos of the Wisconsin State Capitol..
No Vacation without some dramatics. You see this ATM? It allmost swollowed our Visa Card.  It was blocked  into the ATM.
No phone # to call. We asked for help.
And got it from a retired couple and these wonderful young women in the shop next door. (The Bank said: Come next morning; with our Visa Card in the ATM. No way. They are unresponsible, and their bosses still got bonuses. It’s a shame).
We loved this part of Madison…
Dinner, say no more…
Traditional Church in Madison
Traditional Houses in Madison..
Madison City history 
Madison City history..

More to come from our US Vacation…..


Blogger Sandee said...

I'm sorry you had trouble with the ATM machine. We won't use them anymore. Too many thieves out there that mess with them to access your account. The bankers are mostly thieves too.

I loved the picture of Anna with that nice glass of red wine.

Have a fabulous vacation.

Big hug to you both. :)

July 13, 2011 6:24 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

You are in Madison ?? Now I get homesick ! We have been there for the first time in 1971 and then in the 80/90 almost every year. My aunt and uncle (my mother's sister had married an American)lived there since 1953 ! I still have their neighbors as friends and I know the city so well. Have you visited the University ? Inside it's all written in German (gothic )
Over 80 % of the Madison people are from German origin. My uncle born in 1904 still spoke German at home.

July 13, 2011 9:13 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Madison! Décidément Gattina connait aussi Madison! J'espère bien y aller un jour moi aussi!
bise à tous les deux!

July 16, 2011 12:01 am  
Blogger Rain said...

It looks like you had a wonderful and very active trip. I have enjoyed riding along

July 16, 2011 5:07 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Did I ever tell you I lived in Madison for 4 years, Tor, while I was still married to the mid-80s. :) I loved the city!

July 18, 2011 4:18 pm  

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