We ventured out, in a snowstorm, to Olbrich Gardens yesterday to see the train exhibit and thaw out in the tropics of the conservatory. I think Sheila wondered if she was making the right decision to join this wacky crew when I scrambled under the kumquat tree, grabbed one that was on the ground and tasted it. I'm sure she thought she'd be spending the rest of her visit in the ER getting my stomach pumped, or trying to come up with bail money when the kumquat police came to arrest me for stealing fruit in a conservatory. She got right into the swing of it though and spent the rest of the visit trying to convince me to climb various trees and try other fruits and nuts she spotted in the canopy. Some of them looked pretty toxic. She may be trying to kill me to lessen some of her woes in the future. Smart woman!
We went to The Melting Pot, in a snowstorm, last night to celebrate the holidays, eat food with sticks and set chocolate on fire. I was the only one that had been there before so it was nice to introduce the others to the fun.
Ben has been having a great time with all of the visitors who, of course, only came to Madison to see him. Mostly he has been taking the opportunity to test out all of the additional seating on laps and feet. He's just a tiny little puppy doncha know!
Now we're off, in sub-zero temperatures, to get some breakfast before Bubber Kev and Sheila head back to the warmer climes of southern IL. I'm thinking of following them to get out of all of this snow and the frigid temperatures. NEGATIVE 35° wind chill factors today! Holy Frozen Snot, Batman! And today is the FIRST DAY of winter. Bah humbug! If this keeps up, I'm going to crawl back under the covers and reconsider things come April. Stay Warm!