Eat cheese or die
Trip Start Aug 24, 2013
7Trip End Aug 31, 2013
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The landscape turned urban to suburban pretty quickly and we saw some lovely neighborhoods and fun, ethnic streets and shopping areas. We decided to follow U.S. 12, since the GPS was confused (she'd never been here before!) and that was easy for us to do. At one point, we took a wrong turn and while we were trying to figure out what to do we noticed a very old McDonald's
As we wandered north, we got hungry and using the trusty Yelp app on my phone, discovered we were just a few blocks shy of Priscilla's Soul Food Cafeteria West, which had just opened for the day for lunch. We were the only customers in the place and enjoyed a fabulous lunch of fried chicken, ribs, collards, green beans, mac and cheese and sweet corn bread--all for about $16 total. Nothing like heading north to find a great southern meal.
We stopped for groceries and road trip supplies and decided to let the GPS take us from there, so we left Route 12 and headed toward State Line Rd. We had driven on another such road years ago with the kids, between Indiana and Ohio, but we were not prepared for the rutty, ragged lane that divides Illinois from Wisconsin. Farms and homes lined the road and we laughed at license plates on one side with Illinois tags and the other with plates from Wisconsin.
As we walked back to our car, in downtown Madison, we saw lots of little bunny rabbits hopping around the yards near where we parked. Maybe they have bunnies like we have squirrels. Madison is a very cute town, so I wouldn't be surprised.
Our little airbnb.com apartment is nice and cozy and sits adjacent to the huge Arboretum. After driving through the thick woods with its beautiful views of Lake Wingra, we settled into our home for the night, dropped into bed and slept almost 12 hours. Time to start another day!