2017 was a year of surprises, as I wrote in our family update a few weeks ago. The biggest surprise, our move from Monona to Fitchburg. We have been east siders since we moved back to Madison in 1982; that’s 35 years.
The last day of 2017 brought me back to the first neighborhood where we settled 35 years ago, Olbrich Park.
Every year members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society set up a display at Olbrich Gardens.
This year the Olbrich Gardens Holiday Display theme was The Wild Wild West.
When the temperatures outside are below zero, a walk through the tropical Bolz Conservatory is very refreshing.
At the end of the day, at the end of the year, it’s fun to connect to far flung family members electronically.
All of the east coast granddaughters were together in Virginia and having lots of fun, by the looks of things.
The new day and the new year dawned crisp and cold.
Twelve below zero, not too cold for a walk around the block, getting the new year off on the right foot.