03 October 2006

i signed up for

Walking Washington Park’s Less Visited Byways, Gardens, and Landmarks
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 10am-1:00 pm
Leader: Laura Foster

Description: Explore now-serene parts of the park once impacted by violent geologic upheaval. Discover the stories behind the city's historic reservoirs, a focus of conflict from their origins in the 1890s to today. The original 1871 entrance to Washington Park is now little used but welcomes visitors to a densely wooded hillside rich with history and beauty. Become an urban archeologist as we investigate remains of the park's 1880-era zoo site and discover how Forest Park was created. The guide will have a portfolio of historic photos to share at various points along the walk. The walk will cover a 3- to 4-mile route that includes paved trails, steep and uneven stairs, and hills. Bring water and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or boots. Driving directions and meeting locale will be sent to registered participants via an e-mail sent out later this week.

Hike leader biography: Laura O. Foster is the author of Portland Hill Walks: Twenty Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods, published in April 2005 by Timber Press.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. We're going to Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin this weekend for a wedding. We'll be staying with friends in Chicago, and maybe going to the museum to check out the King Tut exhibit. Playing soccer tonight and tomorrow is Ultimate Frisbee.

HL

upinthecloudsnat said...

fun! and little R might have your head if you tell him you saw King Tut live! ;) you sound like quite active... something i haven't been in quite a while. i think i've gained like 10 lbs. and yes, i know, i know, a small size 8 is better than a big size 4... you'll be happy to know i'm eating and quite healthy too! :)

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with gaining weight when you were too skinny to start with. According to your pictures, you look pretty and a lot more healthy, so keep those 10 pounds. I'd rather weigh more and feel healthy than be gaunt and skinny.

HL

upinthecloudsnat said...

i know. i'm just trying to get use to it. its all good. food is good. life is good. get me a souvenir from the windy city. and some cheese from WI! :)