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Friday, July 11, 2014

Madison Wisconsin–The State Capitol

We had a very easy drive of less than two hours

from Wisconsin Dells to the Wisconsin State Capitol of Madison. . .

but first, we need to do a little motor home maintenance.

New House Batteries at Camping World

may as well stop postponing this little chore. . .

Dave discovered that we were passing right by Camping World

on our way to the RV park in Madison. . .

and since the “house batteries” we needed to replace

we the same price there as other places he had checked,

may as well stop by and let them take care of it. . .

Capitol Dome - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

and while they did that

we may as well go tour the State House. . .right. . .

our view driving down Martin Luther King Blvd - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

as we approached we could tell. . .

State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

that it was going to be just lovely. . .

Beautiful Architecture - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

and it was. . .

Rotunda - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

just spectacular!

Starfish Fossil found on the North Steps (inside) - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

sometimes you gotta take the tour. . .

or you won’t know about the Starfish Fossil located on the Northern Interior Stair Case. . .

Beautiful Architecture - as seen from the Trumpeters Balcony - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

or the trumpeter’s balcony located on Level 4. . .

where all the musicians reigned,

while the singers performed from Level 2. . .

now. . .isn’t that interesting?

Capitol Dome - Observation Balcony located right below the statues - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

and although we had been told by a blog reader (the best folks ever)

we may not have found out about taking the elevator to the 4th floor,

and climbing 46 more steps, and 11 spiral staircase steps

to the outside observation deck. . .SCORE!

from the Observation Tower - State Capitol at Madison WisconsinLake Monona - from the Observation Tower - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

loved it!


Art Fair located at the State Capitol at Madison WisconsinSaturday Farmer's Market - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin

loved Downtown Madison so much. . .

we went back on Saturday for the Art Fair and the Farmer’s Market. . .

Madison Wisconsin Skyline - State Capitol

here’s my favorite skyline view. ..

isn’t it just a beautiful little city?

Lake Farm Campground - Dane County

and to top it off. . .our electric only campsite located at

Lake Farm Campground

was located next door to Lussier Family Heritage Center,

a sort of nature center, with all sorts of walking, hiking, biking, skiing trails. . .

and best of all. . .

Blackberries

I was able to pick blackberries. . .

enough to make us a wee little blackberry cobbler. . .perfection!

See you next time in CHICAGO. . .EEK!

 

‘til then,

Janice and Dave

 

 

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