I am glad so many people decided to share photos of their neighborhood. If I missed anyone, or spelled your name wrong, please let me know (sorry for the e Stefani). I post on my blog after the kids go to bed and by that time my mind is mush, and I am mumbling and twitching. I am in awe of the images you ladies capture; they are really beautiful. I am still learning to use my camera and you give me hope and inspiration.
Since we live in a suburb of Chicago, there are plenty of fun things to do. We are an hour's drive from the city of Chicago; 45 minutes if you drive the standard 90 miles an hour (school buses will pass you if you are doing 75). But, I wanted to stay in the neighborhood and show you some of the fun things we like to do. This horse farm is right down the street from us and we drive through and look at the horses and try to find the farm cat that lives there at least 3 times a week. This weekend we went on the hayride and were lucky to be the only ones in the wagon.
Yes, that's a real cowboy-isn't he cute? It's very sweet how he talks to the horses. Did I mention it was 90 degrees this day?
The ride stops at a cut down pumpkin patch and each child takes home their own pumpkin.
I would love to say that our neighborhood is all meadows and horses. Like most of your neighborhoods, the sprawl creeps in; this is across the street from the farm:
The last place is this drive-in theatre. We used to go here as children and then as teenagers, sometimes hiding in the trunk of a car (of course, I never did that). Most of the drive-in theatres here have closed, which is a shame. People line up down the road to get in and they still show the vintage concession stand commercial where the bun is trying to get the hot dog to jump in and the soda cups are dancing.
Here is a list of participants. It's never too late to join, so leave a comment and I will add you to the list.
L (will post soon)
Wednesday - weird