We were invited and happily accepted an invitation to get out of Chicago for a day and take part in our friend's community harvest dinner. It was both the first time I had gone to the Harvest Dinner, and the first time I had left Chicago with the intent to go to Michigan! Oh lovely, pure Michigan!
It was great to take Harper to explore the trails, weeds, and space. She was happy to crunch the leaves beneath her feet and brush off the thin layer of snow to see what it was hiding.
This lovely day of outdoor cold adventures got me thinking about how we could enjoy what is now our own back yard.
Where do Chicago Parents go in the winter? Well, this is what I found from word-a-mouth and some poking about:
Sledding in Chicago:
Sledding at the Midway
Sledding at 18th, the folks on yelp think it's the bee's knees!
Sledding at Cricket Hill, it's on Chicago Tribune's list of best hills in the city
Ice skating in Chicago:
Ice skating at the Midway
Ice skating at Millenium Park, this seems so lovely and romantic to me..ah...
And I'd love to learn more. Where do you go? What should we do?
If you get the itch and head to the Midway this winter after a fresh snow fall, hopefully I'll see you there. Bring your kids and some warm cocoa. Hopefully we won't be kept inside by another polar vortex!
And, if all the outdoor plans get laid to waste, Harper learned how to play canasta with the kids in Michigan, so just ask. She'd love to teach you. (photo below)
Author: A Swift Doula