A Chicago Adventure

This week’s fun was a train ride into Chicago for a very specific purpose – The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit at the Field Museum.

Chicago Skyline
11th Street Rail Station – Chicago

With unusually mild temps and a clear blue sky, it was a beautiful morning for walking from the 11th Street Rail Station and under Michigan Ave.

Walking Under the Street
Walking Under Michigan Ave – Chicago

On to a perfect view of the Chicago skyline and Navy Pier from the steps of the Field Museum. The exhibit was magnificent, inspiring, and well worth a train ride into Chicago.

Chicago Skyline
Chicago Skyline View from Field Museum

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Beyond the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes National Park has so much to offer to those ready for an adventure.  Here are four photos from one hike.

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

First, hike to the top of the tall slopes of sand to see what lays beyond the dunes

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

and be greeted by a quick glimpse of Lake Michigan.

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

Look a little closer and on a clear day, you might even see the Chicago skyline in the distance.

Glimpse of Chicago
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

Morning on the Marsh

The peacefulness and beauty of watching the sunrise while on the trails.

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  –  JRR Tolkien

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

One morning on the marsh, three scenes.

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

Quotation Wednesday
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