I’ve been having a blast the last few weeks getting better acquainted with my neighborhood, Lincoln Park, via outings with Boo or solo excursions. I’m a very short distance from North Pond, the Theurer-Wrigley House, also known as the Wrigley Mansion (featured below), and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the lakefront trail, currently closed to the public. Still, you can imagine the flux of people in the open areas during warmer, sunnier days.

Lincoln Park boasts some beautiful mansions, both modern and historical. When walking by the Theurer-Wrigley House, you can peek into this atrium type structure with original stained glass (I believe it’s Tiffanys). The quieter streets are lined with flowering, fragrant trees at this time of the year, making you feel like you’re on a true garden walk. North Pond is bursting with life, from baby goslings to sunbathing turtles (see below).

Though I’m not terribly far from my last apartment, being further south and east has made me feel as though I’m in a newer, better, more natural world. Boo has also made several furry and human friends, many of whom know him by name. He is practically the de facto mascot of the restaurant next to my building, so much so that they’re trying to find a bandana with their logo on it for him. My little celebrity!

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