Red and Friend
We're both loving being much closer to work now. Kevin uses Divvy, Chicago's bike sharing system, to navigate the short mile to his office, while Colette is testing out her options. Being only 4 miles from work, with a nice bike path on one of only a few streets without potholes in Chicago, Colette plans on biking as much as she can, borrowing Kevin's bike until she finds a new bike to call her own. Driving has been extremely quick and easy on the way to work, only taking 10-15 min. On the way home it takes a little longer, but it's much better than the old commute.
Recently there was a street festival two blocks away and the In-Water Boat Show at 31st St. Harbor was a bike ride away. While we loved our old neighborhood (and neighbors!) and we surely will miss it and them, we're looking forward to taking advantage of our more central location and local festivities.
Printers Row Lit Fest
We have never been Southsiders. We both have only lived on the North side of Chicago and it's an odd adjustment. It's not hard, just odd. Whenever Kevin wanted to go for a motorcycle ride on the weekend he'd go North, now he goes South. It sounds like a minor thing, but instead of taking a ride up Sheridan road through some of the richest suburbs in America, now he heads straight to Gary, IN. It doesn't get more polar opposite, but the amazing thing is that Gary is actually a nice place to ride! The streets are wide and well paved and there is NOBODY around. It's like riding through Chernobyl.
Ready to go!