Sunday, September 20, 2015
Susie's drink of choice, what else an Old Fashion. I went with a pint of Hopalicious out of Madison. We ended up with the best seat in the house in the front window. We enjoyed a batch of fried cheese curds and a great burger and summer sausage sandwich.
Up early for the farmers market. The Dane County Farmers Market has been around for nearly 40 years and today boasts over 150 vendors on site nearly every Saturday, However, there is a seasonal rotation of nearly 300 vendors who have signed up for space along the square. There is a smaller farmer's market on Wednesday's, but the one on Saturday also features street musicians, a craft and arts area down State Street, and the grounds of the State Capitol are reserved for non-profit, political or public information booths.
Susie at the flower factory booth.
L’Etoile. For decades, it has been the biggest culinary game in town, the restaurant to which Beard wins accrue, the premier place to drop $200 to celebrate your anniversary or new degree. The Old Fashioned. As a tavern, it competes for a different demographic, but like L’Etoile, it draws big downtown crowds by making local ingredients irresistible.
Then back to Graze for the third time for Magic Coffee and then on the road again to New Glarus to the spotted cow brewery.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
She made a great cake to celebrate all of the September birthdays out at Roly Saturday afternoon.
The focus for Voices 11 is to bridge the gallery with the streets, highlighting a once subversive art movement, and a unique set of artists—artists that want to speak to and engage with others; artists that want to make a statement and have the viewer bring their own experiences to the interpretation and understanding of their work.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
I pulled into the parking lot behind main street along the Wapsiepinicon River followed closely by one of the cities finest. I knew I had a tail light that was a little sketchy, on again and off again.
"Did you know that you've got No tail lights?" and then he asked the two words that I knew I would hear this labor day weekend: " License & Registration". Thankfully I had all my papers just not at hand. As he ran my plates I did manage to find my DL stashed in my wallet. I told him I'd be happy to park it for the night and he said he would let the next shift know. I thanked him and proceeded to take my bike of the rack to find the fellas, when I heard a yell from the local beer deck, "Hey Bob"!
It wasn't long before I hooked up with my buddy Matti who was back in Iowa from northern Cali for a family reunion. Along with his brother and our good friend MRX. It was awesome to hang with those two again and renew our friendships.
It was a beautiful morning with leaves falling and cool, clear water.
Well, Steve caught on sooner than I did. With a variety pack of pan fish, small bass and trout.
Looking forward to more time on the water this fall.