Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, WI

What a nice day! Patty and I arranged to meet at JC Penney at East Towne and spend the day together. After some girl shopping and finding some good deals between there and Kohl’s, we browsed the Kirkland store in search of a cabinet for her bathroom.  By then, we were both getting hungry so we headed for Monty’s Blue Plate on Atwood Avenue. I remembered having this yummy salad there in the past and it was still on the menu - a spinach salad with artichokes, zucchini, sunflower seeds, eggplant, quinoa, fresh mozzarella, and a yummy dressing. Mmmmmmm!

Olbrich Botanical Gardens was our next stop. We strolled through the warm and humid Bolz Conservatory, enjoying the bright Orchids and Bromeliads and the many variations of tropical plants and a few birds flitting around.  A trip to the gardens just wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the living memorial tree that has a leaf for Mike, his brother Dan, and his mother Jane, who all died in 2013. And then we moseyed and strolled to the Thai Pavilian and gardens. We both had fond memories to dig up of family events and we really enjoyed an afternoon of hanging out together.