Posts tagged "Christmas"

South Shore Visitor's Center - Hammond, Indiana: Christmas Trees and Ugly Lamps

South Shore Visitor's Center - Hammond, Indiana: Christmas Trees and Ugly Lamps
Pushing the boundaries of where I can venture with Under Armour tightly clung to my skin, I decided to risk a longer bike ride out to Hammond, Indiana. Adequately prepared this time around, I armed myself with a ski mask and goggles, scarf, leather gloves, and a jacket and shorts to go over my Under... Read more »

Oak Ridge Prairie - Griffith, Indiana: Winter in Bloom

Oak Ridge Prairie - Griffith, Indiana: Winter in Bloom
Christmas is over and the holiday season is nearing its end. Pretty soon the festive lights and glistening decorations will be stripped from the lampposts and all we’ll be left with is dirty cars and muddy snow. But, then again, who says we can’t still enjoy winter at the edge of the fiscal cliff and... Read more »

Back to the Ol' Grindhouse Cafe

Back to the Ol' Grindhouse Cafe
For the past two nights I’ve been cheating myself out of a traditional Chicagoan pastime… sleeping. Sure, it’s a known fact that we bloggers don’t need sleep. Most of the time we get by on nothing more than bourbon and mocha. So I figured what better time to announce my plans to visit the caffeinated... Read more »
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South Shore Visitor’s Center - Hammond, Indiana: A Christmas Story

South Shore Visitor’s Center - Hammond, Indiana: A Christmas Story
Rich green holly adorns every lamp post, Christmas lights illuminate the streets with cheery spirits and laughter as mistletoe hovers discreetly above the threshold, awaiting love’s first kiss. …Give me a break. Some holiday magic only works on the television screen. With all these Hallmark moments and perfect Christmas cameos, we’ve lost sight of what... Read more »