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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chicago - A to Z blog challenge

Although I do not live there now
when asked where I am from
 I always say Chicago.

Although the lake is beautiful
I do not like big cities and crowds.

I prefer small towns
and big open spaces. 


  1. I attended college near Chicago and enjoyed visiting it then. I grew up on cliffs overlooking Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, so I agree with you. The lake is gorgeous and I prefer smaller cities.

  2. We drove many many miles out of our way to avoid Chicago. I too, do not like big cities.

  3. When I was in college, I worked as a mother's helper for a couple differnt families in the northern suburbs of Chicago. On my days off, I took the train in and explored the city. After college, my first job was in the suburbs of Deerfield and then Lincolnshire. Since I was raised on a farm in Iowa, back then I was fascinated by the big city of Chicago. Now, not so much. ;-)

  4. I love Chicago...must go back! (Reflections Enroute)

  5. My answer to where I was born and raised is, outside of Chicago. Never was and still am not a city gal.

  6. Chicago is a fun city to visit - love riding the El, eating Garrett's popcorn. Donna On Palawan @ Quintessential San Diego From A to Z

  7. There's a lot to offer in Chicago. I used to live in Northern Indiana in Crown Point. They called the whole region "Chicagoland". We were very close to the the Chicago suburbs and it didn't take too long to go downtown from where we lived. That was a long time ago though. I'd like to go back and actually spend some quality time there.

    One of my favorite Chicago things--Portillo's Hot Dogs. Mmmm!

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