It’s a bit strange to celebrate a birthday when you’re not surrounded by old friends but I had a great day nonetheless. It was fun to hear from well-wishers and meet up with some new and re-connected friends. It was a beautiful fall day so I went for a bike ride around Lake Menona and spent the rest of the day eating (and drinking) my way through Madison. Here are a few photos:
Tea and a scone at Michelangelo’s Cafe after my ride.
The view of Lake Mendota from the UW Memorial Union.
Refueling with super chocolate fudge ice cream on funky State Street after shopping.
Cocktails with Mark at Opus Lounge in downtown Madison. (We passed on the martini flight sampler. I would have been on the floor before dinner.)
View of the capitol building from Graze restaurant.
New friend Mary and college friend Svetha at dinner. Picture of the husbands was not nearly as flattering so I decided to omit!