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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Weekending, Madison Style | 2016.

Ha - why mess with a good thing, right?! Apparently this year's visit was almost an exact duplicate of last year's. So maybe I should simply call them our traditions.

The day before the long weekend, Sara works. I hang out, enjoy a run, walk to Trader Joe's for dinner provisions, prepare dinner, then enjoy time on the balcony and by the lake with my knitting and/or a book. It's fun to have a special cocktail and plate of appetizers ready for Sara when she gets home (upper right).

We go to a matinee. This year we saw Finding Dory on Saturday afternoon. The theater has been renovated since last summer and now has a bar (upper middle) and those super comfortable recliner chairs. We loved the movie. and it gave us the perfect excuse to re-watch Finding Nemo, too!

We celebrate a belated Mother's Day with cocktails and dinner (and Uber) at Merchant. (lower left and center).

We go to the Farmers Market. This year we skipped the huge market at the Capitol on Saturday morning in favor of the neighborhood one we could walk to on Sunday morning. There was a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables and Madison Sourdough. We only needed a few more things  and we had food for two dinners and a brunch.

We go to Sardine for brunch (upper left).

We watch the fireworks at the lake from Sara's balcony.

Along the way, we have plenty of time to catch up and simply enjoy each other's company. I also get to read (I finished three books), knit (slow progress, but at least I'm on size 3's now) and enjoy the neighborhood. All too quickly, four days pass....

I talked with my mom last night and enjoyed sharing a few of the stories. We agreed it's a huge treat to visit your grown children and see them doing well. Indeed it is.

Thank you, Sara, for another wonderful weekend!

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Anonymous Patty said...

What a wonderful weekend! And you said it..visiting our grown children on their own, in their world, is such a treat! (They want us to come!!!)

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

Your weekend looks relaxing and totally enjoyable.

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger Carole said...

Sounds like you two really enjoy each other's company. It must be hard to have her so far away but it makes the times you are together all that more special, no doubt.

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

I'm a big fan of traditions, visiting my grown children, and hearing about other people visiting theirs! I'm glad it was a wonderful weekend, and I'm a bit envious that you got to see Finding Dory. I can't imagine either of my boys going to see it with me, at least not without bribes from the bar at the theater!

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger alexa said...

How lovely! I just love a little time with my daughter too. You fitted in a great mix of the relaxing and the exploring.

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

Fun excursions, good food and drink, reading, knitting and, best of all, time with your daughter. Sounds like an ideal time away!

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

Welcome Home! Your weekend with Sara sounds IS a treat when Moms and grown Daughters get to spend fun times together; I fondly recall those spent with my mom. Loved photo of Holly, too. Glad you didn't have to spend the night not at home

Thursday, 07 July, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Fantastic! One of these visits, we'll have to make it a point to meet up...

Thursday, 07 July, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

Fun traditions are a good thing indeed.

Friday, 08 July, 2016  

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