Posts in category "Towns and Suburbs"

Lilac Time at Lilacia Park in Lombard

On the way back from the city last week, our express train stopped in Lombard.  And just steps from the platform was this banner… My mom noticed it and said she had been to this festival when she was a little girl.  The dates on the banner made me want to hurry back to see... Read more »

Upscale Consignment and Resale in Geneva

Deja Vu is on 4th Street and just a short walk around the block.  Each room of the house is used to neatly display the clothing and housewares.
Are you in the mood for Spring cleaning?  Do you have nice things and don’t want to sell them for a quarter? Or are you in the mood for Spring buying? There are MANY consignment shops and resale shops in Geneva, Illinois. You can take things to sell or buy things for a deal.  One... Read more »

Marion Street Cheese Market for Easter Brunch

Even though Mr. Freezemeister refuses to relinquish his hold on us this winter, Easter is coming! Spring will come!  Won’t it?  The Marion Street Cheese Market is a great place for not only Easter Brunch, but weekend brunch all 52 weekends of the year.  (If you say brunch enough times in a row it starts... Read more »
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A Mastodon? In Wheaton?

The weather, the gray skies, sports’ schedules, basically February…It just doesn’t bode well for getting out and about to see and do fun stuff around town.  I decided to change that, but stay close and walk over to Wheaton College for a field trip of my own.  I had heard about a previous Mastodon finding that... Read more »

Wheaton College: From Our House to Yours

Wheaton College is known for, among other things, their great food.  They have had multiple write-ups naming them as best food or top food in college country.  Even The Today Show gave them a shout out.  So helloooo, why haven’t I gone over there to eat yet?  I hopped over to their website and read this…that you... Read more »

Christmas House Tour in Geneva, IL

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If it’s good enough for Ellen, it’s good enough for you!  The Geneva House Tour and Christmas Walk  is the weekend of December 7th and 8th in lovely Geneva, IL. I went with a friend on the house tour last year and IT IS PHENOMENAL.  The houses are professionally decorated by stores in town and... Read more »
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Christmas Tea at Suzette's Creperie in Wheaton

In downtown Wheaton, just a short walk from the train station, is a lovely spot for tea at Suzette’s Creperie.  Pinkies up or down, optional. Suzette’s Creperie is as French as you can get for a little bistro without leaving the Metra line or the country, for that matter.  As is sometimes a tradition for... Read more »

Hiding Out with Hemingway

Oak Park is all Frank Lloyd Wright all the time, but he is not the only golden boy.  Ernest Hemingway was born and raised through his teenage years in Oak Park as well.  Both his birthplace and museum are a great way to appreciate a local American author. Even though this quote sounds like an introduction at... Read more »

On Track at the Ryder Cup

On Track at the Ryder Cup
Although this blog is typically written to help you find things to do along the UP-West Metra line from Chicago through the western suburbs, when something as rare as the Ryder Cup comes to town, I have to leave the tracks. The Ryder Cup is an event that is bi-annual and rotated between a European... Read more »
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Have You Been to The Bank?

Did you get to the post office? Did you pay the water bill? Did you buy the dog food? To-do lists and running errands are just a part of our daily lives.  Sometimes getting through the week is just a blur.  But on the weekend nothing is nicer than to slow down, relax, and have... Read more »
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