Exploring our neighborhood in Chicago. Things we did and loved: walking to and from the Wrigley Field, the old timey Cubs game where we enjoyed nachos, hot dogs, a big soda, wandering around Wicker Park, laying in the grass with our strawberry bismark and lemon/blueberry cake donut, Plum Market, coffee coffee coffee, happy hour tacos and soaking up the sun at Big Star, the best berry pancakes at Bongo Room, Zines!, farmers market fun, the dog lady, lincoln park taco place, bros, walking Charlie in our neighborhood, Suits!, brown bag cookies, and much more.
Our summer kick off weekend - tacos, Love Circle, coffee shops, ice cream, book stores, movies (Silver Linings and Hunger Games), Radnor Lake (complete with wildlife - it has really transformed since we visited in January), grilled cheese in the park, lemonade, the French Open, and to top it off I made a blueberry pie to bring over to friends for some grilling. It was perfect.
In early April all the trees had these blossoms that are such a soft pink that in the light, the are almost white. Some streets were just lined in them - a coordinated effort among neighbors to maximize their enjoyment of spring time.
Last night we went to Bluebird on the Mountain with some friends - songwriters play their music at the Vanderbilt Observatory while everyone picnics. We brought chairs and a blanket with some snacks/beer picked up from the store, but everybody else seemed to have moved in up there bringing large tables with tablecloths, candles, and flowers in vases. It was high up on our Nashville checklist and for good reason - it was really wonderful.
These are from Thanksgiving in Asheville last November - we are at the same point now in the semester as we were at that time. The end is near, but somehow this last part seems the hardest - I’ve hit a bit of a wall regarding entertaining myself. But overall this time is much easier - the sun is out, trees are blooming, and my parents will be here in three measley weeks for the half.
These are from a walk Reid and I took a month or so back in Percy Warner Park. Winding through it is a one-way road (the park is over 2.6K acres) which my parents and I accidentally stumbled upon and drove through back in the fall and it doubles as a hiking/running/biking trail. Mixed in are lots of other paths - some for just horses and some that are true hiking trails - but it is this paved path that I was supposed to run 12 miles on yesterday, but ended up getting lost on.Read more