kokopellinelli (kokopellinelli) wrote,

Mom and I are back from our mini-trip.

Yesterday we drove toward Sauk City and stopped at the Madison Zoo, though it was kinda late when we got there and only an hour before closing, so all we really saw were the 5 lion cubs (very cute, about half grown, jumping on each other and chewing each other's ears) and the parent lions, a bunch of Colobus monkeys and some ring-tailed lemurs, rhinos, giraffes, and bison. But that's okay. We went to the capital building and went inside (where the guard glared at us) and walked all the way around the outside. Then we went on, and stopped at Olive Garden for dinner because mom'd never been there.

We got to Suellen's house around 8:30 last night and she and Andy had gone out, so we went in and made ourselves at home, and then when they came home we talked for a long while. It was nice to see them again and Suellen is the nicest person in the history of the world.

Then this morning we went to the Wollersheim Winery Grapestomp Festival 2005! It was fun. We tasted wine (and bought an entire case of River Gold) and watched a Kid's Circus and a couple competitive grape stomps. Then on the way home, we stopped at the Frank Lloyd Wright visitor's center and drove by the House on the Hill, but didn't see much. It was a very nice little trip.
Tags: grapestomp, mom, suellen, trip, winery, wollersheim

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