For a big city like Chicago, I'm thankful for the many natural areas like the river walks, prairies, savannas, woodlands. I drive by this scenic area a few times a week on the way to the gym, so finally yesterday evening Rob and I did some exploring.
This is a section of Legion Park, behind North Park University. We decided to go this route since it was quieter and non-recreational (no noisy BBQ's or groups of people). The only folks we encountered was a couple paddling silently by on a canoe. Rob wants to get kayaks, but I say canoe-it's more romantic. Besides, how else can I bring sandwiches and other provisions? Soggy backpack is not for me (been there, done that). But I digress. We strolled through native prairie/ meadow abundant with towering grasses, echinacea, wild flowers and daisies.