Friday, August 16, 2013

On Hiking, Natural Beauty and Starved Rock...

James and the purple light
This past weekend James and I, along with a group of friends, made the trek to Starved Rock State Park to hike and enjoy the general splendor of nature. It was a nice change of scenery. We got to escape the flatland that Illinois and the Midwest are known for and hike up the bluffs at Starved Rock. It was really beautiful, and all that stunning greenery kept us shaded and cool during our exercise. And exercise it was. I think we ended up hiking eight miles total in four hours, with intermittent sprints when we were being chased by a very determined horse fly.

I'm really glad we got to go. It was nice seeing a little bit more of my new home state, and being around that much nature was really refreshing.

This Sunday: the beach near Navy Pier in Chicago!
Andrew hiking up the incline

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