Always looking to try something new, we decided on AJ Bombers. I looked up the menu on my phone, to make sure there were choices for Zack. A sit down restaurant, we filled out our order on the paper menus and turned them in. Chad and I ordered the Milwaukee Burger with cheese, bacon, and beer soaked onions. Zack ordered some hot pretzels and was going to share the burger with Chad. They had peanuts in the shell to eat at the table. Delivery of the peanuts came from the bar via some overhead vessels on tracks. The bartender pushes them across the restaurant where they hit a target springing open a door on the bottom that dumps the peanuts down a chute into a bowl. Zack loved watching it happen throughout our meal.
After lunch, I wanted to try out a State Street bakery where I saw cupcakes in the window during the Shamrock Shuffle. I didn't know the name, but knew it was right around where we started the race. We spotted it as soon as we got into the area. The name is Madison Sweets. They had quite a selection in the case, so we decided to take a box of four with us. They had some unusual flavors.
That was yesterday. Today was our day to do things outside. It was warmer and sunny out today, compared to yesterday. And we were busy eating our way down State Street yesterday. We started with bike riding practice. We went to the school lots where Zack was working on riding a bigger bike, and Chad was going to practice his unicycling. Chad rode down the grassy hill a couple times. Kevin and I tried the unicycle too. We had no significant forward motion, since it was hard enough to just get up on the bike and balance. We had a nice tree to hang on to while we worked our core balancing on the bike.
In the afternoon, Chad, Zack and I headed out to the state park for a trail run/walk. We missed a turn on the way out of the parking lot so we went on some single track bike trails thinking it would be more fun to run. It was pretty muddy, and we ended up walking most of that trail. Zack took off a little more when we got back on the wider, gravel nature trail. He had two speeds, walk and sprint. While we were at the park we also climbed both observation towers. Our hike totaled 2.2 miles and we all worked up a sweat. Burning off those cupcakes from yesterday.