We arrived in Madison, WI, Saturday afternoon and met up with the other out-of-town guests and the wedding party that evening after the rehearsal dinner.
Sunday, the day of Ben and Michelle’s wedding, Jim Gern, the father of the groom and my long-time dear friend, took the morning to take us on a walk along Pheasant Branch.
From the top of the hill, we had a great view of the surrounding farmland. This farmstead, with its red barn and silos, is typical of the scenery in rural Wisconsin.
Jim pointed out the area where he and Von have recently purchased land that they plan to build on.
Pheasant Branch is partially spring-fed and Jim’s dog, Daisy, had a great time splashing around in one of the springs. If you look closely, you can see the water bubbling up in the foreground of the photo, below.
It was a nice, relaxing stroll, and if we hadn’t known it, we wouldn’t have guessed from Jim’s casualness that the wedding was only four hours away.