After the park we headed over to the Merrimac Ferry, a free ferry that crosses the Wisconsin River.
Fluffy had never been on a ferry before, but she had a lovely trip.
After safely disembarking from the ferry we headed back into Madison where we had a quick regrouping before heading out for quiet family time at a coffee shop down on State Street. How glorious it was to be in a place where we could walk through downtown and have a selection of quaint little coffee shops to choose from. Oh Madison, how we love you.
We settled in at Michelangelo's for a pleasant afternoon of iced coffee, free wifi and and a yummy cranberry oatmeal cookie.
Once we'd had our fill of caffeine we headed over to a favorite microbrewery, The Great Dane.
Even though it was still pretty hot outside we decided to sit back in the beer garden. We had the garden to ourselves, which really mean we were the only patrons stupid enough to want to sit outside in 95 degree weather.
Beer, hard cider and salads were consumed.
We ended the evening with a walk along State Street, where I had to be forcibly pulled away from these amazing shoes in Urban Outfitters. But I think I might sneak off to the store in South Bend when we get back to see if I can find them while unsupervised!