Ryan came home this weekend from UW-Madison to interview for a summer internship and to take photos for the "Big Border Battle" between his 8-2 Badgers and the 8-2 upstart U of M Gophers for one of school papers.
The trip home was on the always "interesting" Megabus trailways - it is 5+ hours of boredom with 60 strangers who you may not like - but it is cheap and gets the job done.
Ryan said the interview went well on Friday and on Saturday, his Badgers spanked the Gophers and now hope to crack the BCS for an at large bowl bid - he got a few good pics, too:
We woke up Sunday morning and the weather was clear and cold(-14C at 7500!), but I told him I could get him back to Madison in 75 min and the scenery would be much better. He was thought that was a good idea....... and manned the camera while I flew:
Frozen tundra near Lacrosse
Cool lighting over the Mississippi
Approaching Madison from the west - KMSN to the left....
Grabbed the car from Wisconsin Aviation (great people!), picked up Ryan's twin sister Megan, bought them subs for lunch, then jumped back in the plane for the trip back. Not as cheap as Megabus, but a whole lot faster and way more fun!!
Wheels up at 9:45 and back home by 2:30 with lunch tossed in. Not a bad day at all!