Thursday, April 29, 2010
Peter has been working in Marinette the past two weeks-long commute for him now. We are looking forward to seeing half of our girls this weekend. Emily is in Wisconsin from Colorado Springs, and Haley and Bill will be driving down from Marquette Friday night. We will celebrate Emily's birthday-maybe Mother's Day and a fun trip to Madison. I hope Bill can get some biking in as well.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
There was so much going on this weekend in Madison: The Third Annual Madison Film Festival, Rodeo, Opening day for the Farmer's Market, Green Day Expo, Whad' Ya Know, UW Spring Football Game, and the UW Marching Band Concert. As we were walking down State Street we heard the drums and cymbals up ahead with a big crowd forming. The UW Drum line was entertaining the crowds of visitors advertising the annual marching band concert in the Field House. We even had our traditional Babcock Hall ice cream.
We were surprised to find out that the Green Day Expo was going on at the Terrace Saturday as well. Someone gave us free tickets so we used them. Lots of free food samples, eco friendly bags, exhibits, and speakers. We were glad to listen to Rick Bayless from Frontera Restaurant and Grill in Chicago. He won Top Chef for his delicious Mexican dishes. He was a great speaker.
We went down Friday night to see "No Names" with no tickets. We stood in the Rush Line (that means you don't have a ticket and wish like crazy that you did!) We waited with Micah and Meagan for a long time watching groups of lucky people get in. You guessed it-we were the next in line to get in when the volunteer informed everyone that the show was full! We vowed to get into the Saturday night movie that we wanted to see "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" We started standing in line at 8 minutes to 6 for the 7:30 show! We were 3 and 4 in line and were able to purchase two tickets (from people who had extras) at 7:15. That put us at the end of the ticket line-1000 people back! But, we did get seats and the movie was very very good! And now we know a lot more about tickets and the Film Festival! The Orpheum has room for 1.700 people and every seat was filled.