June was a much anticipated month. Once the decision was made that we were both DC bound that's where my thoughts would go if ever given a moment to explore on themselves. And to kick it off with a nice big fat road trip made it all the better. Road trips are so good. As David observed as we were laughing ourselves silly over something that would only be funny if you were there in the car with us between here and there, you enter into another dimension out there on the road. Things that normally wouldn't happen actually do happen and seem entirely normal. Or all the more abnormal.... It's the way things work.
It wasn't really out of the way exactly to swing by Chicago on the way. Why wouldn't we go. That was my thought when I saw it there along the map right in the middleish where we might want to get out of the car for a bit and stretch our legs. And stretch we did. We walked from the apartment we rented along the parks lining the lake to Millennium Park, then over to Magnificent Mile, enjoying the river along the way. From there we looked up near by restaurants and the first one caught our imagination so off we went on a walk to Wicker Park. Not exactly a little walk from downtown. By the time we got to Native Foods we were thirsty and really ready for lunch. This little restaurant will live on in memory as the vest vegan restaurant I've been to yet. I'll leave it at that. I could go on and on and tell you about how I entertained the idea of owning a franchise and opening one in our beloved Avenues, but I'll just let that dream hibernate back there in the far fetched corner and dust it off from time to time.
As if we hadn't walked enough, we explored Wicker Park and as we were sitting in the cool grassy shade this guy came up to us and paid us all kinds of the nicest compliments and asked if he could take our picture. Then asked if we were an item. If married is considered an item, then yes. He seemed to think so. We walked our way all the way home after that and after bit of downtime hopped on our bikes and road over to a Thai place to pick up take out to eat while watching Foyle's War. It must of been in the stars that day to eat only the finest things. If it's possible to have two encounters with life altering food in one day we did it. Best green curry in my life so far. Why are all the best foods far flung across the globe? The dream of the best stake of my life tempts me from South Africa to this day.
The tunnel on the Capital Crescent Trail.
The squirrels that live along the National Mall are fearless and well fed.
Worth the three plus hour drive to Falling Water. Even if we didn't make a reservation so we could only tour the grounds. We stole some peaks inside which only made it all the better for subterfuge sake. Plus, we had an adventure along the way in Cumberland. The creepiest ghost town ever. Not exactly a true ghost town, but it has the feeling of abandonment. And the biggest flea market I've ever been to.
The trees here are beyond words. They make me feel so small. This is a bloom on the magnolia giant down the road.
And that about sums up June.