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Sunday Funday: A Different Side of the Windy City

There is nothing more satisfying than breaking out in a sweat on a sunny day… especially when you’re just getting over being sick. Little did we know there are some hidden gems right in the heart of the Windy City and some not too far away. Kayaking along the Chicago River gives you the best of both worlds. You start out in a more lush area, filled with wildlife and beautiful scenery. The farther you go, you travel along the river next to the gorgeous skyline and hustle and bustle of the city.  Then we discovered Starved Rock State Park up in northern Illinois. We got lost more times than we should have and ended up completing a 10 mile hike. C liked the paths untraveled, and we ended up high up in a cave where we met a family of baby groundhogs. (Cutest. little. things!) Along the way we found a secluded little cove overlooking the water. We climbed up, laid out our blanket (one of the beautiful blankets Liz got for us in Guatemala), and had ourselves a picnic. Finally home we are dirty, sweaty, and ready for dinner and a movie, cuddled up with the cats.

Excited for the adventures to come this week and weekend, for my beautiful Palmisciano girls are coming to visit! I couldn’t be more excited!

Happy Sunday Funday!

~A

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