August 2, 2012


This past weekend we took a little getaway to Madison, Wisconsin. We got up there around 4pm on Saturday and headed home at about that same time on Sunday afternoon. It was a short but fun trip.  We didn't really have any plans of what we were going to do while there, but on the way up we kept an eye out for billboards of stuff to do.  Once we crossed into Wisconsin one finally caught our eye. Cave of the Mounds would be our first stop once we made it to Madison. Marley has never been in a cave, and when we asked her if she knew what a cave was she said no but said she wanted to go.  I had no idea that Wisconsin was so hilly and pretty.  We made it to the cave with 10 minutes to spare before their last tour of the day started.  The tour lasted about an hour which was just long enough because on our way out Mason started to cry. It was a neat experience and cold too! It was 50 degrees in the cave.  To get into the cave we went into a building/gift shop then through a door into the cave. Marley thought the cave was in the building. I don't think she realized that we were underground.

After we left the cave we took the long way back into Madison and headed downtown for dinner. I have never been to Madison, but I figured it would be a large city like Chicago. It wasn't! It was so cute and clean. There were people everywhere. One thing we really liked was on just about every other corner there were bicycle rental machines. Madison is a college town so it makes sense that there were people everywhere, but it was definitely not what I expected. After we ate dinner we walked around a bit then headed back to the hotel to swim.  Sunday morning we were up 7am (thanks to Marley having a bad dream) Mike and Marley went swimming while I got everything all packed up and got myself and the baby ready. At about 9am we headed to the Henry Vilas Zoo. There is no admission or parking fee. It's a fairly small zoo but wasn't crowded at all. It took us about an hour to get through and see all the animals.

This is her turtle face

And this is Mike's

Love Marley's romper outfit but she didn't- of course!

After the zoo I had my pageant (the whole reason we went to Madison) Mike took the kids to the mall to play, since it was raining out, then we headed home. On the way home we stopped at Fuddruckers!

All in all it was a short but fun little trip. We loved it out there. It was so pretty and we're glad we're going back in October.

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