Vacation is only a few miles away

There are two seasons in Chicago: Winter Hell and Summer Sewage. After two floods in fewer than 10 days and the sticker shock of how much money it will take to prevent a third--I needed a vacation. I found my oasis yesterday in the Skokie Lagoons. I've rented canoes there a lot with the kids … Continue reading Vacation is only a few miles away

Our vacation home & boat

We checked out of this town last week for six days of camping in the woods of Door County, bringing everything we could possibly need--kayak and all. Now, if sleeping in a tent sounds crazy, consider these highlights of the week: My 5-yr.-old woke at 3AM to go to the bathroom one night (yes, there … Continue reading Our vacation home & boat