Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Weekend in Madison

Lynne and myself had the most wonderfully relaxing weekend. Even though we drove to Madison, Wisconsin and back in the space of three days (almost 600 miles round trip) we thoroughly enjoyed it. We went there to celebrate Professor George Zografi’s 75th birthday, he is Lynne’s old post-doctoral supervisor and mentor. We met up with many of Lynne’s former colleagues and friends, now my friends too.

The weekend was jammed packed full of events. On Friday evening we kicked off the events off by meeting everybody and visited our favorite pub in Madison, The Great Dane Brew Pub. On Saturday morning Lynne and Sheri visited with Julie, Craig, Henry and Emma to do some catching up. I took the opportunity to run a 5K race together with Sandy, Mehran and Jane who were part of the celebrating party. The race was a Susan G. Komen, Run for the Cure event. I managed a great run (20:46) which I was very pleased with. I had a few guilt free beers that night J

Then after a tour of the Farmers Market around the state capitol, lunch at Buraka, our favorite restaurant in the entire city followed by a few hours sitting on The Terrace at the student union (a well worn Madison tradition), we had the party at George’s house.

Sunday was mostly a relaxing day before the drive home. We had Sheri’s company the entire time; it was so nice to catch up with her to that extent.

Finally of course, our entire weekend was only possible since Randy and Lorraine were willing to watch the kids the entire weekend. Thank you so much, we needed that weekend! As you can imagine, I took many photos. A select few are shown below but many more can be viewed here.

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