Well, I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. For the past few days Chicago sport sunny skies, mild winds, and high/dry temps.... YAY! The Dementors have finally left! AND, it's about time!
But since we no longer have dismal skies, a new invasion hit Chicago this weekend. Can you guess? Think summertime ... Think leisure time ... Think vacation. YES! You guessed it! We've been invaded by SUN SEEKERS. This is a breed that sheds EVERYTHING to worship the sun. And the best place to do that is at the BEACH.
It still astonishes me, even after nine years in this city, that Chicago has beaches, and miles of sandy lakefront. The waves roll into the beaches that line Lakeshore Drive, complimenting the massive skyscrapers.
The SUN SEEKERS were out in DROVES since Friday. Not on inch of sand was present all weekend. I had to have superior moving skills to keep up my power walks. Joggers, cyclists, walkers, roller bladers ... all coasting for miles up and down the lake front. CRAZY. Music blaring from everywhere. Voices in several languages rode the balmy breezes.
I must admit, I did enjoy it though. It was nice to see the masses having a good time after our oppressive winter and spring. I just hope this beautiful weather continues for the rest of the summer.
Sorry I haven't been around as often, but I've been really busy. I'll only be posting twice a week now for the summer. I need to query my second novel and work on my projects for the rest of July. In August I will have a bit a news for you guys. Something I hope you'll all be happy about. No, it's not a contract or signing with an agent, but it does have to do with writing, so stay tuned.
Here's a visual for you... I hope you enjoy it.