Trip Log – Day 35 – Naperville, IL to Mount Prospect, IL

SNaperville to Mt ProspectJune 9, 2015 – Sunny, 85 degrees

Miles Today: 36

Miles to Date: 1,968

States to Date: 10

Today was day of skirting the suburbs and visiting friends, old and new. It began with breakfast with my high school buddy David and his fiancé Charlene. We went to visit David’s latest commercial construction project. I pedaled to Glen Ellyn, where I had lunch with Eliza Klein, my first meeting with a facebook friend and immigration attorney. After a writing break I cycled over to Mount Prospect to enjoy dinner and stay with my Cambridge friend’s Mark and Pandora Brewer. My route included some lovely bike paths, shady residential streets, major commercial thoroughfares, and a few miles through an industrial park near O’Hare Airport. Not all picturesque, but all interesting.

Along the way I passed dozens (hundreds?) of Chicago’s most dubious contribution to our architectural vocabulary – the split-level. I grew up in one; everything is always a few steps away from where you want to be. But Chicago has more variety than anyplace else.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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