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Friday, January 12, 2018

On the Road Friday ~ Madison, Wisconsin

On the Road Friday will be back for the next several Friday's as I take you on a trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Our family visited Madison in October of 2017. I will share some of the highlights of our trip, give you some fun ideas of what to do if you plan a trip and some great eats that we found during our stay.

Madison, Wisconsin
Madison is the state capitol of Wisconsin. It is the second largest city in Wisconsin with a population of
Money magazine has voted Madison, Wisconsin one of the best places to live in the United States.

 We asked our hotel manager where the best place was to take a photo of the capitol building at night. He directed us to a park/boat landing. It was perfect. 
All of the night photos are taken by my husband.

 Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, lies west of Milwaukee. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. The Wisconsin Historical Museum documents the state’s immigrant and farming history. The city's paved Capital City State Trail runs past Monona Terrace, a lakefront convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
~Source Google~

The above website is a helpful one when looking for hotels, good eats and helpful hints.

Thank you for joining me today at our first peek of Wisconsin's capitol, Madison.
 I plan to share inside the capitol building, some lovely gardens, museums, the zoo and much more.



  1. Looks great. I'm useless at taking good night photos - Mr The River has obviously mastered the skill - as well as being a Pink Floyd fan!

  2. A beautiful skyline. I have never been to Wisconsin. Will have to learn more about your great state.

  3. What beautiful photos. I love peeking at other cities!

  4. Don't you love Madison? We have been there many, many times. We have friends that built a house in Middleton and they have a great view of the capitol--which is gorgeous at night. My kids always liked to visit State Street, too.

    It is expensive to live there though-cost of housing- etc. Fondly- Diana

  5. I cannot WAIT to see the zoo and gardens! And the museum too. These are places we love going to. The capitol looks just like the capitol in D.C.! Your husband did very well with the night pictures!

  6. Awesome photo. I was in Madison Wisconsin back in the early 70's. One of our best friend went to college there and we went up to visit.

  7. Lovely photos. One of my best friends grew-up there. :D
    Have a great weekend! Stay warm!

    Ricki Jill

  8. Lovely photos. Looking forward to the next instalment.

  9. Lovely photographs you've shared - look forward to reading and seeing more.

    All the best Jan

  10. Hi Carla,
    I have been to Madison a few times and it is a beautiful city. Lots of great history there. I look forward to reading about more places. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend.

  11. Carla, Great photos. It was nice to read about Madison. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  12. My backyard! Yes, I love Madison, too. Truly the only thing I don't like about it is January and February. ;-) Otherwise, the city, the surrounding area, the gardens, the parks, the climate, and all the attractions are awesome. I'm glad you had a great time here. Great photos!

  13. Your hubby got some great nighttime shots! I haven't been to Wisconsin and hope to get to visit some day. Madison sounds like a great place to visit.
    Have a great weekend!

  14. I've always wanted to go to Madison and explore. I really know very little about that area, so I am excited for your series :)

  15. Also in my vicinity. Both of my kids live in Madison and we live about 25 miles west. It is a great city with so much to do. Fantastic restaurants and basically where we do about 80% of our shopping. The pictures are great. My daughter lives in a high-rise down the street from the Capital and it is the view out her living room window. It is beautiful in all seasons!

    1. Hi Chris, my son Atticus would like to live in Madison. He just fell in love with the city. He also would like to attend Madison Tech.
      I'd love your daughters view. :-)

  16. I really like you post good blog,Thanks for your sharing.



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