Saturday, December 26, 2009

Same Place, New Season

We take advantage of a lot of Chicago's attractions.  We figure if you're going to live here, you should take advantage of everything the area offers.

Today we went to the Morton Arboretum.  We met a friend (who had never been there) for a winter walk.  I have to say that with the mild weather and gently falling snow, it was a lot like something out of a movie scene. 

(And, thanks to the Museum Adventure Pass program, we did get in free.)

We walked through the maze and climbed to the top of the tree house.  We walked around lake just outside the Visitor's Center.  We spent some time enjoying the Enchanted Railroad. 

While we did all these things, people around us rented snow shoes and trekked various trails.  Some people brought their cross country skies.  It was all fun to watch.

I was thinking about how different the Arboretum looked during the winter.  We have spent many fun summer and fall days there.  In the winter, though, it's like a whole new place. 

We enjoyed it a lot.  I'd like to think we'll be back next year to snow shoe. If the girls had a few more layers, we might have tried it this year.  

1 comment:

Nap Warden said...

I LOVE that place! My running groups runs there all winter, it is so fun:)