Anniversary Adventure: Fort Sheridan
Jeremy and I celebrated our two-year anniversary today. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been dating for that long. These last two years have been some of the happiest that I can remember. To celebrate us, we decided to get out of Chicago and go north to Sheridan, a small town about 30 minutes north of us. Jeremy heard about it while on a shoot, and knew that I’d love to see it.
Fort Sheridan was a military base during WWII. It’s main function was to train soldiers and housed 4o mm anti – aircraft guns to shoot down planes that threatened to bomb Chicago. The barracks have since been revamped and turned into beautiful homes and the one gun we did see was left out on display. Further down the path came the lake.
I’ll admit, it was really nice to see a large body of water for a change, though it is no comparison to the Pacific Ocean. I miss the cool breeze, the sound of waves crashing on rock and sand, the cry of gulls, and the salty air. Here it was a warm 75 degrees with shockingly no wind. The water, being a lake, was calm and virtually noiseless.
What made the trip worth while was the fall colors starting to make an appearance. I got a chance to see some beautiful yellows and reds. I bet in a few weeks it will be even more breath-taking. After our little walk down to the beach, we drove back into Sheridan, the town and had some lunch on the main “drag”. The shops reminded me a lot of some of the main streets of Alameda, which again made me homesick, but in a good way.
We went home soon after with full bellies and passed out for a few hours. It was a quiet day, but much-needed. I feel energized and ready to get out next weeks posts to you.
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