The day began with the usual routine of getting the house ready for the bunny-sitter (known to Walter and Spot as Grandma Naner), triple checking that neither of us forgot to pack anything important, and rubbing two pair of furry ears for good luck before we embarked on the short drive to the state captiol. It was a beautiful, sunny day, so we drove with the windows down and the radio cranked. (Confession: I have an embarrassing collection of miscellaneous mix cd's in my car).
|Holy crap...a race shirt that actually fits!|
After a quick map check, we realized we were only about 2 blocks from the Capitol building.
As we approached, we saw something a little unusual.
Yes, that is a bride, a groom, a man in a gorilla suit, and another man in a banana costume! Only in Wisconsin.
After that spectacle, we continued a few more blocks onto State Street - a famous institution in this city. It extends from the West side of Capitol Square for about 5 blocks where it meets the University of Wisconsin campus. The street is closed to vehicular traffic, although bicycles are very popular, and is loaded with shops, restaurants, and of course, bars. State Street is always a little nuts, and Halloween on State Street is legendary and insane!
As we made our way to the University end of State Street, we noticed a small street festival - and the Recall Walker groups were out in force (sidenote: Wisconsin is holding a special election on June 5th to attempt to throw the governor out of office. It's a pretty hot issue here right now.)!
After dinner we stopped in at Madison Sweets for dessert! The Husband had a Chocolate Cappuccino cupcake (chocolate cake filled with cappuccino cream, topped with cappuccino frosting and a chocolate covered espresso bean). I went for two mini-cupcakes: the key lime and the D'oh (chocolate cake with a cookie dough nugget baked in the middle, topped with chocolate frosting). Yum!