We live in Evanston, IL which we think is a perfect location! The border to the south is the city of Chicago and the border to the east is Lake Michigan. The majority of the lakefront is open to the public with a walking trail, parks and beaches. We spend a lot of time there, all year round. The beginning of our walk always starts on the south end and we walk past two beaches, kayak and sailing racks and a playground.
The mid-point of our walk up the path brings us to a beautiful duck pond, the motorized boat launch and our favorite place on earth, the Dog Beach!
If we don’t stop at the dog beach (a decision we never agree with), we find ourselves on the beautiful Northwestern University campus. It has its own beach and sailing center as well as many spots to stop and enjoy the Chicago skyline.
If you ever find yourself in Evanston, we would love to show you all of our favorite places!
via Photo Challenge: Tour Guide
One year ago my best friend passed away. The last time I walked through these woods, I was with Maisie and Annie and she and I had just finished a phone call. I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know that I would never see or talk to her again. I haven’t been back to these woods since then because they remind me of her.
Today I went back. It was time to see this beautiful place again. This time with Maisie, Annie and Winn. My daughter also came with me and as we walked I was able to breathe the air, smell the leaves and think of my friend and enjoy this place once again.
I’m so thankful for this transformation in my heart. The passage of time helps, but being with my three dogs and my lovely daughter made it easier to venture in and embrace the natural beauty that surrounded us.
Enjoy other pictures of transformation here.
From our weekend walk:
Maisie in her cooling vest, we get a lot of strange looks!
We had to stop and admire this vintage Cadillac with a boat trailer attached. That’s not something you see every day! (I’m imagining that the boat is vintage as well.)take a peek at some other unusual photos: unusual photo challenge