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Time to Start Summer Planning April 3, 2013

Spring has sprung at last in Chicago. A few flowers are even starting to come up at my parents’ house! The warmer weather hints that summer is on its way. And summer is one of my favorite times in Chicago. There are so many different things to do outside! Playing, catching a Cubs game, eating, drinking, going boating, walking, trying out new breweries and wineries, touring, kayaking, riding a segway, you name it! It’s nice when you have options. This summer I’m looking forward to a few fun activities. Below are the current top three. Please note this may change in ranking over the summer. But be on the lookout for future posts about them!

One would be going up to the Lake House in Wisconsin. Matt and I are planning on doing a few long weekend trips this year. But one will be coming soon because of our wedding. Why you might ask? Oh, well, we need to get our Paul Bunyan on and cut down a tree. Yep, we need a tree for the wedding. Intrigued? I’m not saying why so you’re just going to have to wait. And those that do know who may be reading this post – no spoiler alerts please!


My dock, well technically my parents, but that’s just a minor technicality 😉

Two would be Ravinia. Currently it looks like we’re going to Alabama and the Under the Sun Tour featuring Vertical Horizon, Fastball, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray. On my maybe or “bubble list” is Tony Bennett, Journey and the CSO playing the score of Two Towers. Luckily I have until April 25th to decide! Be sure to check out the full lineup and find out if any of your favorites are playing this summer!

Three is a new item this year, Beer under the Glass held at the Garfield Park Conservatory. You might remember Kelly’s blog post on the event from last year. This year a bunch of our friends are going – which will be a blast. Sampling local craft beer in a conservatory with my favorite people in the world sounds like a pretty stellar night to me.

What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Do you have any favorite summer traditions?


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