We had an awesome time at Starved Rock. If you live in the area, I highly encourage you to make the 2-hour trek down there. It was so nice to be outside, surrounded by nature. Isn't it amazing that a place like this exists in the middle of Illinois? We hiked for hours, had a lovely picnic with roasted red pepper, brie, date chutney and green apple sandwiches and really enjoyed spending time together. It smelled wonderful and we both left feeling completely content with everything. Aaaaaaah.
* But now we're back in the city and I'm listening to an obnoxious jackhammer that never stops and I'm desperate to go back to the sereneness of Starved Rock.