Chicago River and Montrose Beach

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I didn’t want to take my camera on the water, so as a result, all the photos you see here are borrowed from Natalia and Margareth.  We gathered at the boat launch to canoe up the Chicago River for a going away party of sorts.  I’m moving to Thailand in July!  If you didn’t know, now you know.

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We paddled north from Roscoe St. and made it to about Foster Ave.  Many of the houses on the river have their own docks.  I felt like I was in New Orleans or somewhere.  The only way you remember you’re in Chicago is by the street signs on the bridges and when the brown line train passes overhead.

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After canoeing, we biked to the Roscoe Village neighborhood for lunch.  Where exactly is Roscoe Village, you might ask?  As my uncle Joe, a former neighborhood resident, would say, “As far as you can push a stroller.”

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Our final stop was Montrose Beach.

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Margareth definitely picked the right random person to take our group photos!  She has a good eye.

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My favorite yoga inversion, the headstand.


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