Tag: going for a walk

Bald Eagles in Yorkville

Photo Courtesy of Larry Granat. Bald Eagle near Yorkville, Illinois. I was out on my front porch today enjoying a leisurely smoke of a cheap cigar. I enjoy watching the late afternoon sun creating patterns on the leafless trees. Todays show had the addition of a fresh blanket of snow and snow covered branches stood... Read more »

A Hunting we will Go

If all goes as planned, I’ll be getting lost in the Marseilles SF&W area Saturday morning for the opening day of Upland Hunting. Last year I figured out where all the bunnies go to avoid all the coyotes. “Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t... Read more »

My Stinky River – Wandering the Fox Valley

Last week I put up a simple post with a couple of suggestions for something to do over the weekend out and away from the city. It’s going to be beautiful out this weekend. That post was put up on the ChicagoNow Facebook page and the question was added, Any recommendations on what to do... Read more »
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Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, September 24 and 25

This coming weekend, September 24 and 25, is the annual Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days at Silver Springs State Park. I’ve been going to this event every year for well over a decade and I highly recommend it. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not all about hunting and fishing. There are plenty... Read more »

I Went Fishing, And Now I Am Going To Tell You About It

Actually, not up for too many words today. Besides, I’ve been told that nobody reads blogs on the weekend and that I shouldn’t bother wasting my time putting up posts. But I have time now. I’ve got out fishing on the Fox River 4 times in the last week. 2 of those at sunset and... Read more »

A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR

My wife and I went for our usual walk around Silver Springs State Park on Sunday. Living only a 5 minute drive away, we find ourselves there 2 to 5 times a week. Sunday the parking lot on the east end was full, we got the last spot. What a change from our weekday walks... Read more »
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Living on the Edge of Civilization

A little after 5 o’clock and I’m leaving the office building hell that surrounds O’Hare airport for the 50 mile commute home. Luckily 98 percent of the drive is all highway driving. Unluckily there are still far too many people on earth that will never grasp the concept of highways. Why they insist on even... Read more »