Squirl's Nest

Monday, November 12, 2007


I found out that it's worth it to get up at 2:00 am on a Saturday morning for a flight home. On the Sunday that I went to Madison, I left on a plane at 4-something in the afternoon. Both flights were packed. However, coming home on a 6:00 am flight, I had room to spare on both planes. Much more relaxing. And, even with the hour's time difference, I was still on the road home before 11:00 am.

Here are some pictures I took in Madison, WI. They're of Lake Mendota.

I realize this isn't the lake. But it is right on the lake. It's a dorm. I should have known this from all of the bicycles there.






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Blogger Susie said...

Very pretty. I wondered where you'd gone.

Mon Nov 12, 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I love the perspective on the photo with the path/road that curves to the left. That's very cool!

Nice photos Squirl-Bob!

Mon Nov 12, 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*thinks that castle is identical ones to the inflatables you see at kid's birthday parties, only not as soft*

Tue Nov 13, 06:28:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Mr. B, that castle is definitely not soft! But I was totally fascinated with it the time I went up there. Madison is a kick-ass town!

Tue Nov 13, 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Hey there.... Yes wondering where you dissapeared tooo..But isnt it a beautiful city?? We go there once every couple of years for him to play chess. We havent been there in a while now. Well hope you had some fun while you were working..

Tue Nov 13, 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Looks like you had beautiful Fall weather. Those are pretty photos!!

Tue Nov 13, 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Do you know what the building is used for? Or any of the history of it?

Tue Nov 13, 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Susie. It's such a nice city.

Jim, I liked that one, too. Thanks!

Mr B, it's definitely not soft. :-)

Bucky, we would've had fun if you'd been able to come along.

Tweety, I did have fun. Well, after a full of classes anyway.

Eclectic, thanks! The weather was perfect.

Courtney, I don't know what it's for. Tomorrow night I might see someone from that town. I'll see if I can get that info.

Tue Nov 13, 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

I'd totally like to hang out there.

Wed Nov 14, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jeffs place said...

You have such a great eye for photo's. I really enjoy them! It seems like people are born with it or they just are not. Nice job!

Thu Nov 15, 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

You know I live so close and looking at these makes me want to go visit.. LOL. Well we are like 2 1/2 hours away but still close enough.

Thu Nov 15, 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

It looks like you had beautiful weather for your trip.

Thu Nov 15, 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, you would love Madison. College towns are usually pretty cool.

Jeff, thank you. I appreciate that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Tweety, that is a bit of a hike. But the town is so cool!

tshsmom, it was beautiful. The sun shone every day that I was there.

Thu Nov 15, 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Great photos like always.

Thu Nov 15, 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Nina! I'm glad you found time in your busy Nana-schedule to come by. :-)

Fri Nov 16, 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Great shots, as usual, Squirl. I like the lake but I am most impressed by the shot of the dorm.

Fri Nov 16, 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nick! I don't know if it was originally for dorms but it is a cool looking building.

Fri Nov 16, 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a great building for a dorm! It reminds me of a house that I saw on Lake Michigan in Evanston. Really cool.

I know you adjust the colors on your photos to bring out the blues more. It really works for these photos. It makes them really pretty. :-)

Sat Nov 17, 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, that is a cool building. And what's cool about these pictures is that I didn't have to do much at all to adjust the colors. Some days the lighting is just perfect!

Sun Nov 18, 08:24:00 AM  

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