The assumption is that I will be off work at 5 PM.
The next assumption is that people will learn to drive on highways by that time and not turn them into parking lots.
I know that's asking a lot. Tough concept them there highways, what being 55 mph and all.
By 6:30 I can be on the Fox River somewhere between I-88 and Yorkville. That will give me a good hour and a half of fishing.
Skies are looking good for an outstanding sunset. So that might mean in a stretch of the river facing west.
But then, an extra 10 minutes of driving will get me to a creek. Haven't done that in awhile.
I have to walk past a little pond to get back to my car when I'm done fishing the creek.
Sunset won't be as good, there's a bluff at least 50 feet tall to the west, covered in trees.
But it will be dead quiet. I can use the quiet. Working under a landing pattern near O'Hare sucks. Getting to and from O'Hare sucks even more. The noise is overwhelming.
I think I just talked myself into a creek.
Now if I can only remember the short cut there I can shave off about 5 minutes of driving.