Perhaps appropriately on a day set aside to see the only quaking bog in Illinois with an open center, the day dawned gloomy. It wasn’t wet or especially chilly, just overcast and gray. After a late breakfast at Bonjour and … Continue reading →
The canyons and waterfalls of Starved Rock have been calling to J., while coincidentally an opportunity for a one-night stay at Starved Rock Lodge presented itself. So off we went after meeting in Homewood and spending most of the day … Continue reading →
I was in a strange house, where a girl or young woman showed me a room that looked like a semi-aquatic exhibit at a zoo. The back half was filled with murky water, and the effect of the house and … Continue reading →
During one of our return trips from Starved Rock State Park, I’d noticed something new to me — Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. We couldn’t find a convenient entrance, so we made a mental note to check it out on another … Continue reading →
Mattoon, Lake Shelbyville, and Abraham Lincoln80 photos J’s wanted to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum for years, but in the past few months I’ve put him off with concerns about the weather, not feeling well, and other objections (all genuine). So … Continue reading →
Some might think it would take a 3 mile pencil to write one of my longer blog posts. Meanwhile, the peanut erasers turned up tonight in a search of my stash.
JT took me to another opera, the April 21st performance of Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at Chicago Opera Theater. Altogether, this was quite a different experience from that at Chicago Lyric. Harris Theater is nestled in the bowels of the … Continue reading →
I was in a futuristic city high rise when suddenly a giant star like a cookie cutter banged against one of the full-sized glass windows in front of me. It came back and banged again. Clearly, it was up to … Continue reading →