Yesterday in Madison the weather was 75 degrees with a light breeze from the west. The sun was shining, of course, and it combined with the smell of good beer and Wisconsin bratwursts. All in all, it was a great summer day in Madison.
The point of this post is simply to point out how wonderful working on the Terrace is. In front of the Summer Stage can be a little loud (drunken undergraduates are not uncommon), but – once you find a quieter table – the atmosphere is perfect for working in a public place. A hint: the benches near the Union Theater have a few plugs for those working longer than their laptop’s battery.
An added advantage of working at the Terrace is the chance encounters with classmates. The great weather draws out other La Follette students (plus the Union regularly Terry Shelton, whom I also ran into yesterday). There could be no better place to quick catch up on summer activities, share a quick laugh about a past class, or grab a $10 pitcher.
For those of you not around this summer, I will go out on a limb to recommend the Union during winter. Two fireplaces help warm toes in the German-style indoors space. I find it a great place to do studying – summer, fall, winter, and spring. Not going to lie, I kind of like it.