It Feels Like Spring In Chicago

15 Mar

As soon as it warms up and the sun is shining I spend as much time outside as possible.  This past weekend it was in the 60s and sunny which meant lots of bike rides and adventures in the city.  For an urban area Chicago has a lot of green space.  There are many hidden little parks in the city.  One of my favorite places to visit when the weather is nice is Montrose Beach.  It is a quiet beach that also has a restaurant and harbor.  You can  walk along the water either in the sand or on the walk way.  There is a protected area for birds & butterflies that you can walk through.  Even though it feels like Spring it is still officially Winter and most of the plants and trees haven’t started blooming.  However, I think beauty can be found in the sparseness and barrenness of winter.

Of course, the day isn’t over without more bike rides and a visit to Artemio’s Panaderia to pick up baked goodies to enjoy at the park.

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