Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spotted: Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion!

This summer we have been having more fun Chicago adventures thanks to a great gift from John and Kari:
50 Adventures on Foot: City Walks CHICAGO
Here one can find 50 walks to take with points of interest listed on the card front and a clear map on the back of the card. We knew of Oz Park in the Lincoln Park vicinity, but didn't know it was actually created for the Chicago Park District thanks to a donor and in tribute to the Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum who reportedly once lived nearby. We enjoyed looking for the beloved characters - but, once again, the Wizard remained illusive here as well. However, a nice playground, tennis courts and open playing fields made up for his absence.
In a week, we have done three walking tours. As we learn more about our city and its neighborhoods, we are also managing to get a little exercise in as well.
Might I suggest this as a unique gift purchase for someone on your list who enjoys city experiences - or as something you could buy for yourself? Put on those red (walking) shoes and say three times:
"There's no place like Chicago. There's no place like Chicago. There's no place like Chicago!"