Posts in category "Wheaton"

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 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 »

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 »

Need a day out with your little ones? Try the Cosley Zoo

Sometimes less is more. Actually most times, less is more. It seems that when we take a day with family, we are looking for the BIG day out, or the over the top fun, and the dynamic restaurant thrill ride.  But a quiet, easy, peaceful day is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. I don’t... Read more »

It's Spring! Get Moving on the Illinois Prairie Path

It's Spring! Get Moving on the Illinois Prairie Path
I live as close to the train station as I live to the Illinois Prairie Path.  I feel very fortunate to have both.  The path is a nicely maintained slice of nature through the busy western suburbs.  It is a shortcut to downtown Wheaton for me, but it is really so much more. The 61 mile... Read more »

Need a Romantic Restaurant for Your Valentine?

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated 20 years together.  When I write that it reminds me of a time about 10 years ago when I was getting my hair done before our anniversary.  After I was complaining to the hairdresser about how badly I needed my hair done, with a 9 and... Read more »

Seek and Ye Shall Find

If you are like me, once you have read words that remind you of a song, you cannot help but have the song in your head all day. Such was the case after a visit to the Billy Graham Museum in Wheaton this week.  Since there was such a snowy weather prediction, I decided to... Read more »

Plan Ahead: Shop "Small Business Saturday" in a Local Downtown

Saturday, after all of the crazy Black Friday shopping is over, there is a call to arms to head downtown.  (Not “The Downtown” as in the o.b.v.i.o.u.s.l.y. cool phrase for downtown Chicago to make it sound like it is the only downtown you know.)  Not THAT downtown, but head to your local Main-Street-USA downtown and... Read more »

Won't You Be...My Neighbor

Won’t you please, Won’t you please… Please won’t you be, my neighbor. In the Chicago Tribune last weekend, there was an article about the attraction of retirees to live in a college town.  This is a secret that we have recently been privy to.  We chose Wheaton for easy Metra access for an inbound commute to Chicago for our... Read more »