The day began at 3am with a lovely trip free of traffic from New Haven to Laguardia. Most of the team was a bit on the exhausted side including Coach Bill who pulled an allnighter. Arriving in Milwaukee before eight, it already felt like it was the afternoon. We emerged out into the hot humid air of America's Dairyland to find BC waiting for a rental car. Half the group headed off in a mini van while some of us got the opportunity to cruise in style in a Grand Marquis. Here are Liz and Claire enjoying the cushy seating while waiting for Bill.Upon reaching Madison we headed out for lunch and walked down to the waterfront. We saw the new boats as well as a cow boat and some ducks.
Welcome to Wisco
Boats and Sailing Center
Cow Boat (greatly appreciated by the Vermonter)
Liz trying to make friends (Mama Duck was not having any of it)
While some headed to the hotel to get some shut eye, the rest of us headed to the Henry Vilas Zoo across town which doesn't have any admission fees.
Heather, Me and Emily monkeying around
We will all sleep well tonight following an extremely long exhausting day. Despite the lack of sleep, we are all excited for tomorrow when the title defense begins!