We have lived on the West side. Our good friends that we have visited for years live on Monroe St. And we have lived DT. Now we have moved about a mile and a half from DT and are on the near East side right by the Yahara River. This is the river that connects Lake Monona to Lake Mendota. Madison is a city of neighborhoods and now that we aren't DT we have new places we will go for the necessities. I am trying out 2 libraries to figure out which will be my home library. One that we went to on Saturday is near the Jade Monkey Cocktail Lounge. I always comment on the Jade Monkey because it is so cute. Good colors, good logo.
Unfortunately it is a cocktail lounge and John does not drink and I don't drink much. But John suggested a stop there post library. It made me think of my college days... in a bar in the day time on a sunny Spring day.
Nice pots of flowers... And a row of paint-by-number-like sock monkey paintings... the TV in the corner was playing old Popeye cartoons which reminded John of his childhood... and there was a bumper sticker that said, Jesus is my car insurance.