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A Madison Type of Weekend

24 Oct

Recently, I undertook a weekend getaway to Madison, Wisconsin, a town I had only ever been to once before, and even then, only in passing. Now, I was going there to visit my friend and see my Fighting Sioux play hockey. Thank god for my friend being there and showing me around the town, because my team really stunk up the joint. But it’s early in the season, so I’m not overly concerned yet. Now, onto the pictures!

Crossing the St. Croix into Hudson

Crossing the St. Croix into Hudson

Madison Capital

Madison Capital

Madison Capital

Madison Capital

I would be remiss if I failed to mention this place. The Old Fashioned in Madison is a great place to grab a brew, or a mixed drink and some grub. Not only is it super cheap (THE MOST EXPENSIVE TAP BEER IS ONLY $4 A PINT ALL THE FREAKIN’ TIME PEOPLE!!!!) but it is extremely tasty. I mean, just look at that burger!!! If you are going to, or in, Madison, stop what you are doing and go here. No joke, it’s awesome. Also, because their place is called the Old Fashioned, I had to have one. And it was also very tasty and very reasonably priced once again. If I lived here, this would be my go-to for most meals I think. It certainly would be for the drinks they have.

The House Burger at The Old Fashioned

The House Burger at The Old Fashioned

Fishing on Lake Mendota at Dusk

Fishing on Lake Mendota at Dusk

The Kohl Center is a really impressive building from the outside, and there’s a good vibe inside as well (it’s certainly less staid than The Ralph), but because the football team was playing at the same time, it happened to trump the number of students and people at the game and so the atmosphere wasn’t as great as it could have been, but it’s still a fun place to go (The Ralph is still the best arena in the nation though).

Kohl Center Madison Wisconsin

Kohl Center Madison Wisconsin

Sioux vs Badgers Starting Lineups

Sioux vs Badgers Starting Lineups

2011 Sioux Hockey Team

2011 Sioux Hockey Team

And the night before leaving, I saw someone had put this heart balloon on a statue in front of the capital building and it looked kinda cool at night, so I took this picture. By the way, did you guys out there know that they call water fountains “bubblers?” God that’s weird.

Madison Capital at Night

Madison Capital at Night

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