I picked Jared up at the airport with a custom sign that I made in honor of our joint Madonna obsession.
|I found him!|
Then we had a delicious dinner at Lao Laan-Xang, which was quite crowded for Christmas Eve. The next day, after a matinee (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), it was time for Jared's true Madison experience: skating on a frozen lake at Tenney Park.
I'm a competitive figure skater, but I rarely skate on lakes. I saved an old pair of skates for such occasions. The temperature was 30 degrees that night, which was downright humid for Wisconsin in December. There was a dusting of snow on the lake, and a few flakes were still falling.
|The surface was different for me, but I got around just fine.|
Jared liked the traction from the snow.
My skating abilities were limited since I was wearing a coat and on a lake. But of course, I had to work in a few tricks:
Jared had great balance and a knack for speed:
Taking in the Wisconsin winter!
Moving around kept us warm, and the night was picture perfect.
|Posing on the lake.|
An awesome night, an great visit, and an out-of-the-ordinary way to enjoy my favorite sport.