Tag: Hiking

Hiking in Deer Grove Forest Preserve on the First Day of Spring

Illinois is flat – second only to Florida in the contest of being the flattest in the United States. The suburbs of Chicago boast very little topographical relief and the act of climbing uphill feels novel and exciting if you get so lucky. For this reason alone, northern Illinois will never be remembered as one

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Our Trip to Scotland, Part Two

The national capital region has pretty much shut down due to the extremely high winds we’re experiencing from the nor’easter that’s hammering the East Coast. School and other plans have been cancelled so we’re staying put and declaring today Family Game Day – which sounds like the perfect way to kick-off a three-day weekend. This post

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Camping on the Billy Goat Trail

I’ve been relatively quiet on social media for the past couple of weeks. I even deleted Facebook from my phone because I lacked the self-control to read the racist and bigoted comments below the articles posted by major news outlets. On the flip side, I’ve also had the opportunity to engage in productive conversations that

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