Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pics from Madison

Hello friends,

My time is winding down quickly here in Madison with only two weeks left before it's time for me to head south and start the fall semester.  I've continued to keep really, really busy, spending time with new friends, seeing the sights, going to concerts, parties, restaurants, and my first Major League baseball game (loved it!), and, of course, plenty of studying and work is happening as well.  My mom visted last week and we did a whole lot of shopping, saw a movie, and I introduced her to the glory that is dinner from the Whole Foods hot bar.  No doubt I'm going to miss Madison and the great friends I've made here, but I'm going to try to make the most of these last two weeks and will be very happy to see my Columbia and Lincoln friends soon.

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks:

Hanging out by the lake on a Friday afternoon...

Eating bagels on the Capitol steps with the roomies.

Friday on my lap.

Cornmeal pancakes at Saturday brunch.

Milwaukee Brewers game!

Cheering on the Brewers vs. the Washington Nationals

Friday, July 13, 2012

Checking in... from Madison

Yipes!  3 weeks have past since my last post.  A bit longer than I had intended (but this is almost always the case with me and this blog, it seems).  Anyway, I'm still alive and kickin' up here in Wisconsin, in case you were wondering.  Language school has kept me very, very busy.  I'm in class until 1:00 every day and usually have 3-4 hours of homework at night.  That might not sound like a lot but, as it turns out, language learning is HARD WORK!  In fact, after 4 weeks of 5-day-a-week classes and homework, I'm a bit brain-dead right now.  So...  I'll let my pictures do the rest of the talking...

Bangla homework

Swinging at the park (it's blurry, but that's what happens on the swing.  Duh.)

The view from the top of the building where I take my classes.  That's the lovely Lake Mendota, one of Madison's two lakes.  I live somewhere up along the shoreline.

I'm doing homework on The Terrace at the University of Wisconsin's student union.  

Sand volleyball on the lake.

Laughing at my roommates.

And again.

Kelsey, me, and Becky - finally a nice picture.  :)

After Concert on the Square near the Wisconsin State Capitol.