Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend: Part 1

Bruno teaches a course every May at the UW School of Pharmacy in Madison, WI.  Sheri tagged along this trip so we could spend time with friends in Wisconsin.  We started the weekend with an action-packed 24 hours in Madison. 

Eric and Jo, friends we made through Pfizer who now live in Milwaukee, joined us in Madison.  They took us to the World's Largest Brat Fest where enjoyed live music, brats (even veggie brats), and a virtual tour in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.   This is a classic event that everyone should experience!  We were lucky to be there early in the day, it was relatively quiet and we strolled around enjoying the sunshine with lake Monona shining in the distance.

In the afternoon we relaxed on the terrace at the Memorial Union Terrace on campus at UW.  There we met Niels, Julie, and Drew, Sheri's former housemates at "The Brown House".  Julie's family, Craig, Henry and Emma came along too.  It was was a perfect day on the terrace and a great way to catch up with dear friends.

We had a really nice dinner with Joann's sister Kathy and her partner John who live in Fitchburg, just south of Madison.  Then, we finished off the day at the New Glarus Music Festival, an annual event in the quaint town of New Glarus.  We arrived just as VO5 came on stage, with Sheri's friend Drew playing bass.  We enjoyed a full set of the best disco tunes played live by a talented group of muscians from the Madison area.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the weekend.

The Weinermobile

Jo and Sheri pretending to be bratwurst 

Julie, Sheri and Niels

Sheri and Henry

Drew just before the start of the VO5 set

VO5 under the tent at the New Glarus Music Festival

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