Summertime in Madison {An MMB mini-series}

Ages of your kids?
I have 2 1/2 year old twins.

What part of the Madison area do you live in?
We live on the southwest side of Madison, near Verona.

Favorite place to cool off on a hot summer day?
We love going to the Middleton or Fitchburg splash pads. 

Favorite summertime activity in Madison? 
One of my favorite things to do in August, is go to Pope Farm off of Old Sauk and see the sunflower fields!
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Favorite place to take out of town visitors?
The Memorial Union on campus and State St. are always great options for visitors.
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Favorite park? 
My kids love the “purple” park off of Old Sauk and Bear Claw. (Blackhawk Park) 

Favorite ice cream/fro yo shop?
Orange Leaf for sure!
Favorite kid-friendly outdoor attraction in Madison?
We love the zoo.
Favorite getaway (within 3 hours of Madison)?
My husband and I have been going to Door County for a few years!  Galena, IL is great too.  Both have amazing Bed & Breakfasts.
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Favorite date night restaurant?
Graze or Coopers Tavern on the square. 

Favorite girls night restaurant? 
Eno Vino or The Icon on State St.
Favorite summertime recipe?
Any kind of crisp – I make a lot of apple crisp and serve it with vanilla ice cream. http://againstallgrain.com/2012/02/04/apple-pear-blueberry-crisp/ 

Favorite thing about living in Madison?
Probably the Farmers Market!  Madison is overall such a beautiful city to live in, and we love the variety of things to do here! 

Any tips or secrets to share about how to make the most of summer in Wisconsin?
Make a summer “bucket list” and just go for it!  Use our posts for ideas, make a list with your kiddos, and just enjoy this beautiful city you live in!
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