|Drove to Madison, Wisconsin - and temperature rose all the way - hurrah!
Madison has won many plaudits: most walkable city, best road-biking city, most vegetarian friendly, gay friendly, environmentally friendly ... etc. It is centred on a narrow isthmus between two lakes (Mendota and Monona) - the state capital and a liberal university town. The X-shaped Capitol building is the largest outside DC and State Street is the main pedestrian avenue, lined with independent stores and coffee shops - and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
A great place!