My awesome hubby, RPK, managed to score a job in one of the greatest cities in the U.S.! We also managed to snag the rental house of our dreams. It’s across the street from the lake!

This is what we’ve been doing for the past week:

The capitol building in Madison. I heard that it is, room for room, identical to the U.S. capitol...haven't confirmed yet. State Street runs diagonally through the grid of streets downtown and right up to the capitol. Only feet, bikes, cabs, and buses are allowed. (This is another road.)

This place (Mother Fool's) is a few blocks from our new home. Everything in Madison is dirt cheap with the exception of this place for some reason. It's good coffee but nothing mind blowing. It's unfortunate b/c it's very cute. It will just have to be a once a week visit.

This is our new street! Our home is the bottom floor of the red brick home on the right. That's Lake Monona on the left! The house is a historical landmark called the John George Ott house.

This is the entrance to Lazy Jane's. We were in Madison for 6 days and ate here 3 or 4 times. That's incredible as I can be a bit hypercritical of cafe's similar to ones I have worked in but we already adore everyone who works there. Good thing it's a few blocks from our place!

also Lazy Jane's

We also went to 2 different botanical gardens: one on campus and the other across the lake.

Totally delicious sandwich shop! Great whole wheat pita bread. (Something I never thought I'd say.)

click to read about it!

Bye Madison! See you in July!

If you want to see more of my possibly boring, little photos of Mad town, go to my Flickr!


May 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Me and Mine.


  1. Cathy replied:

    Hi – this is Islay’s mom, your mystery plant is a Hellebore (Lenten Rose), love the pics – best of luck in Madison!!

    • modernmaam replied:

      Oh my gosh, you’re good! That’s exactly what it is. Thanks Islay’s Mom!!!

  2. Kat replied:

    Have you tried the cute little crepe place right around the corner from the captiol building? Worth a stop, if you ask me.

  3. bookwormbethie replied:

    OMG lucky you for moving to WI! I adore Wisconsin even though I have never ever been there, and sadly, probably won’t ever go 😦 I hope you will post tons of gorgeous snow pictures once winter comes!

    • modernmaam replied:

      Oh no! Surely you could take a vacation someday!? And, I will, of course, have millions of pictures! 🙂

  4. bookwormbethie replied:

    ah yes, perhaps a vacation someday, but nothing permanent 😦

    please wear a cheese hat for me!

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