Well, I’m sure you will agree that yesterday’s weather was nothing special. On the one occasion that I saw faint sun filtering through the blind slits, it was short-lived, and, in a matter of minutes, a huge cloudburst wiped out all traces of the sun’s appearance.
Mother Nature decided to rain on Lincoln Park’s Memorial Day Parade. The event had a 1:00 p.m. start, and, one of those many cloudbursts had just occurred before the parade commenced, making for a soggy trip by all participants. I intended to head over to Memorial Park and get caught up in the spirit of the parade and view the 2017 flag display, but the weather put a kibosh on that idea, so I stayed hunkered down in the warm and cozy house instead. I saw photos from the event on the City’s Facebook site and the honorary guests were the likenesses of President Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Next year, hopefully the weather cooperates and I’ll be there as well.
I was really looking forward to a walk this morning, even though the weatherman certainly deserved no kudos for the gloomy-looking morning. It was downright chilly when I left the house and I thought I had piled on enough layers to walk, but oh … that breeze was brutal. There was a cool wind clipping along between 15-18 mph, and, I wished I had worn a hat and gloves on this brisk and breezy 22nd day of May, which felt more like the 22nd of March.
I meandered over to Memorial Park to check out the flags that were set up by the Lincoln Park Exchange Club. Way up high, I saw and heard Old Glory flapping from its flagpole, and the many decorative flags placed around the Memorial Pavilion and Park were similarly snapping in the stiff breeze.
I took some photos to use in today’s blog and for my Memorial Day post as well. Then, I checked out the wreaths commemorating the Lincoln Park servicemen lost in the WWII, Korean and Vietnam conflicts, plus the rest of the Memorial Park Pavilion area.
It was later than usual, and, in switching coats once again, I forgot to tuck a new Ziploc bag of peanuts into the pocket of the coat I chose to wear today, so … rather than disappoint my furry friends, I just walked laps around the entire Memorial Park which stretches over three city blocks. Three laps around the entire Park and meandering the Park Pavilion area bulked up my steps and I was ready to head home and get some coffee to warm up from my chilly journey.