a last hurrah
After this past weekend’s very cold cycling in Chicago, it came as quite a shock to leave the house and see how warm it was outside today. I soon found myself shedding my vest, mittens, and earmuffs and enjoying what is sure to be a last hurrah for this Midwestern town. It’s November after all, this can’t last!
Apparently, the entire the town had the same idea as people were out everywhere. The park playgrounds were alive with kids and their parents, runners and fellow cyclists crowded the sidewalks and trails, and an almost festive atmosphere filled the air.
I enjoyed the warm weather by stopping and taking some pictures while running my errands after work today. Um, please note the drastic change in backdrop from Saturday’s photo shoot! Yup, I’m back in the country. But on a happier note – after said errands were done, I biked to a most awesome girls’ night that consisted of hot tea, great conversation, and our first installment of Stitch ‘n Bitch. Then, with knitting needles and scarf-in-progress tucked into my basket, I rode home and called it a day. A lovely and deliciously warm November day. Thank you, weather gods!