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Postcards: White lake

Believe it or not, it’s sunny in Madison, Wisc.

Well, a sunny 23 degrees.

This is Lake Mendota, near the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where Derek is — and wearing several layers of clothing including a down jacket.

Beautiful, but I’d rather see a photo than actually be standing there. Just saying.

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Postcards: Turtle mocha

It snowed yesterday in Madison, Wisc. So naturally Derek is warming up with a mocha — this beauty from Fair Trade Coffee Shop right on campus.

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Postcards: Derek’s doing fine!

Everyone’s asking, “How’s Derek doing?” Well, he’s doing well — as you can see. He’s standing here in front of Lake Mendota, the northernmost and largest of the four lakes near the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Postcards: Wake me up!

Most college towns have great little coffee shops — and Madison, Wisc. is no exception. Here was Derek’s morning wake-up in a cup — a blackforest mocha — from a certified coffee growers cafe.

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Postcards: Bavarian-style wrap

Today’s lunch in Madison: a crispy buffalo chicken wrap with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing from a Bavarian-style eatery on campus. With chips, just $5.95.

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