Monday, February 02, 2009
Walking along the wintery, but relatively warm, shoreline of Lake Mendota as twilight turns to night
Wonderful weather. January thaw waited until the last day of the month and then extended to Super Bowl Sunday. We took the opportunity to go for our first walk along Lake Mendota in what seems like months -- something we often used to do in the winter (the path is usually plowed and in good shape), but it's just been too cold or unpleasant.
We walked along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path. More than 150 years ago, the area just west of Lake Mendota played a role in an unfolding American tragedy. More recently, much has changed along this path, which was renamed in honor of one of the University of Wisconsin's Nobel laureates.