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I-55 BridgeWell it’s time to trade in the city on the river for a city on a lake.  Goodbye to Memphis.  Hello to Evanston.

I’ve got some great pictures from the road trip below.  The most notable thing about the 551 mile journey was the US makes a lot of corn.  Seriously.  A LOT of corn.

Some first impressions of these new environs.  1:  it’s windy.  really rather windy.  2:  the lake and view is fantastic.  3:  Evanston is pretty tiny.  Chicago is huge.  It took me around an hour to get from my place into the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

For the active-life enthusiast, there’s a lot of options.  Lakefront mixed-use trails offer great views of downtown Chicago – both from E-ton and Lincoln Park.  Commuting the 12 miles into the heart of Chi-town is possible by bike.  Also, there’s rowing here!!!

Since I’ve spent some time in Memphis and Chicago, both music meccas, I leave you with a few youtube videos:

~ Windy Trails ~
Jessica

For an embarrassing period of time, my blogging was neglected.  It all started with the tragic idiotic loss of my camera.  Then, life got a little busy – I’m preparing for a move to Evanston, IL, just outside of Chicago, to attend business school.  And now finally, despite my athletic stamina, I’m having knee problems that are preventing me from running.

All of this makes one wonder what’s happening with the blog?

Well, for starters – I have a temporary camera right now and will be getting another camera in a couple of weeks.  Whew. One thing taken care of.

Next, if I’m in Chi-town, it’s going to be hard for me to write about DC.  So after I put in my thoughts about some different cultural things I’ve done recently in DC, I’ll be blogging about life in the Second City Suburb.

Finally, if this not running thing lasts for a while, I’m not quite sure.  I love running.  It’s a phenomenal sport, activity, way to keep in shape, see a city, connect to your surroundings, be outside, challenge yourself and see results… and the list goes on.  In the meantime, I’ll be blogging about some running topics I wanted to discuss before and will write some about the circuit training I’ve engaged in.  Seriously.  I’m crediting these hard core circuit training workouts that I am doing with putting me into the best shape of my life.  Ironic though that I’d injure myself again while feeling that way about my physical fitness…

I hope to create something you’ll still find interesting and reliable.  Any thoughts?  Leave your comments below.

~ Happy Trails ~

Jessica