Christmas day this year was a gift in itself. The sky was mostly sunny but more importantly the temps were in the mid 40s which in a Wisconsin December is saying something.... And the added bonus is that Lake Mendota has not frozen over yet.
Todd and I took the pups for a hike around Governor's Island on the northshore of the lake. Teiko saw the open water and looked for a stick immediately. The water is pretty frigid - but heck, he's never been able to swim this late into winter.
Because the ground is actually frozen, we got to walk through the cat-tail marsh - it was beautiful.
Even Cita got into the thick of things when we hiked down one of the cliffs to get to the shoreline.
What a nice way to spend Christmas seeing the open water of Lake Mendota, the Madison skyline and walking with loved ones.