Lake Park, a jewel of the Milwaukee County Parks.
The former pavilion. Now a fancy schmancy restaurant.
As you know from previous years, Henry Law Olmsted designed Lake Park.
Have to ask my sister who has lived in NYC. Which is better, Lake Park, or Central Park? And I don't mean the one in Winter Park.
The waterfall was being built, or rather, rebuilt during my last visit 22 months ago. It was first built in the 1930's as a WPA project. I walked the trail down the ravine along the fall.
UWM Alumni House. That's University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, for you out of staters.
My walk took just under an hour. Shower, breakfast, a visit with my Mom, and I was off to the airport to pick up Steve R. and head to Madison.
We made a stop at a Cousin's Sub shop on the way. I haven't had one for 20 plus years. The bread is just how I remember. Crunchy. I had the cheese steak. Got to Madison, checked in at the Lowell Center. Part of the UW Extension, it has meeting spaces and rooms. On site parking at $8 a day was full. We parked in a free lot 3 blocks away. In a building that wasn't there when I graduated. The Fluno Center. First Madison photo. Lake Mendota from Langdon Street.
Photo taken at 5:08, which would be 4:08 Central. 32 minutes later, photos from a kayak on Lake Wingra.
Steve joined me, instead of playing golf at University Ridge with Mark K. and Skip M. because he recently hurt his back. I was glad to have someone with me, although I may have gone alone. I gave up golf years ago because I was no good. One of the many nice things about this group of friends is there is no pressure to follow the crowd. Besides, I knew we'd all get together later.
We rented kayaks from Wingra Boats, on the north shore of Lake Wingra. Here's a Map from Capitol Water Trails. As you can see, Lake Wingra is the smallest of Madison's lakes. But, with the UW Arboretum on the south shore and no wake allowed, its a perfect paddling lake. We saw a loon as we began paddling.
|Old Abe, on the Camp Randall Arch. Built in 1912. 5 years before the stadium.|
Perhaps spent to much time in places like this.
Mark and Skip arrived, after golf, and later, Dave H. We stayed it the Plaza all night. These last two pics are after midnight.
Dave H and Skip.