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Dose Market, Chicago

There’s just something I love about  markets, street fairs, and festivals. It’s the perfect leisurely activity for a lazy Sunday.  It’s also great opportunity to check out local vendors! I read about Dose Market online, and since the event took place right  in my neighborhood, I had to pop over to check it out. From […]

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A day at the races: Arlington Park, IL

Last weekend a group of friends and I headed to Arlington Park to check out the horses. My first time at a race track! Arlington was just a quick train ride from Chicago via the Metra (my first Metra ride too!). The day started out a bit cloudy but we lucked out with a beautiful, […]

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

Zoo Day! The Lincoln Park Zoo is a free Chicago attraction. It has an interesting connection to my last two cities, New York and Philadelphia. In 1868, the Lincoln Park commissioners were gifted two swans from Central Park, thus becoming the first residents of the zoo. In 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo sold a bear cub […]

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The Weekend Update

I’ve officially passed the two month mark in Chicago! I’m starting to get the hang of things and getting settled in.  While the blog has been on the back burner for a while, I think I’ve finally gotten my daily/weekly routine to the point where I can schedule time to write. Because the lack of […]

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I get by with a little help from my friends

Moving isn’t easy. As much as I enjoy a change of pace and a new adventure, I’ve never enjoyed the logistical aspects of moving. Despise may be the more accurate word. There’s all the little things, like finding an apartment and the fastest route to work (still working on both of those items). But there’s […]

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