Florida guy in the Windy City
Today I had no plans whatsoever so I figured i’d head downtown and go for a walk. When I got off the bus at Michigan and Wacker I noticed a parade was going on. I’m a sucker for a parade so I caught the last 20 mins of the Memorial Day Parade on State St. Then I decided to walk to Northerly Island  since I’ve always talked about going there, but have never been. By this time it was sprinkling a bit but i figured what the hell since i’ve never been before. After I walked around the island a bit it really feels like a hidden secret of the city because there was no one there but a few people and the island is 91 acres big. (Yes I read the all the information signed about the park that the city posted along the trail). I’m sure the weather was partly why there was not a lot of people there, but it wasn’t that bad out at this point. I walked around for about and hour. I really enjoyed it and would go back for sure! Finally I left and walked to Panozzo’s Italian Market on Michigan avenue and had a sandwich. Dave has raved about this place several times so I figured i’d go there since I was in the vicinity of the South Loop were Panozzo’s is located. He wasn’t lying. The sandwich I had was awesome! After that I headed home and dried off. In all it was a pretty good afternoon for a rainy day.

Today I had no plans whatsoever so I figured i’d head downtown and go for a walk. When I got off the bus at Michigan and Wacker I noticed a parade was going on. I’m a sucker for a parade so I caught the last 20 mins of the Memorial Day Parade on State St. Then I decided to walk to Northerly Island since I’ve always talked about going there, but have never been. By this time it was sprinkling a bit but i figured what the hell since i’ve never been before. After I walked around the island a bit it really feels like a hidden secret of the city because there was no one there but a few people and the island is 91 acres big. (Yes I read the all the information signed about the park that the city posted along the trail). I’m sure the weather was partly why there was not a lot of people there, but it wasn’t that bad out at this point. I walked around for about and hour. I really enjoyed it and would go back for sure! Finally I left and walked to Panozzo’s Italian Market on Michigan avenue and had a sandwich. Dave has raved about this place several times so I figured i’d go there since I was in the vicinity of the South Loop were Panozzo’s is located. He wasn’t lying. The sandwich I had was awesome! After that I headed home and dried off. In all it was a pretty good afternoon for a rainy day.

  1. shadebeast said: I love Northerly Island. It really feels strange to feel so isolated while staring at the cityscape.
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