This seemed to be our weekend of festivals and with the weather cooperating nicely, we had a great time. Saturday we headed to Chinatown for the Dragon Boat Festival to meet up with some friends along the riverfront. We took the train downtown and then caught the water taxi, avoiding the major traffic and parking issues.
Today we decided at the last minute to head to a strawberry festival out in the 'burbs so we packed up right after breakfast and headed out. The festival was in a charming little town we had not been to before, Long Grove, IL. Of course the girls were hungry after just a short bit of exploring so we bypassed the lines and greasy food at the food carts and found a lovely cafe under a grape vine roof.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
If there is one lesson I've learned since moving to Chicago it is to take advantage of every nice weather day because, especially in summer, they can be few and far between. Today has dawned rainy and the temperatures are supposed to plummet into the low 60s by this afternoon here by the lake. But yesterday was lovely--sunny, temps in the high 70s--a good day to head to the beach. We got there just before lunchtime so while I set up our umbrella, blanket, etc., the girls got to work relocating sand from one sandy spot to the next sandy spot.