With my break from school, I should be writing more but I can’t think of anything to write about. Well, there are a lot of subjects to write about but I’m too lazy to actually put a whole lot of effort into it right now. Maybe later! So until then, I’ll just post some random photos from my phone.
My family had dinner at the Beach House last night for my 19th wedding anniversary. 19 years! And I said it would never last.
While I was down there, I noticed palm trees have been planted in front of the Beach House. Palm trees? I have nothing against palm trees but this is Illinois and it gets cold, really, really, cold, especially by the lake. I know, because I went to the Beach House for my birthday in December. The walk was quite arctic. I’m assuming the trees will be taken to a warm location in the winter but it probably would have been better to go with a native plant, as much as I love palm trees. I would also suggest decorative heat lamps in the winter along the boardwalk, especially if the lakefront ever has storefronts, because it would be very unpleasant Christmas shopping.
County Market is going up and it may be done before the new miniature golf course in Nelson Park. What is the deal with the mini golf course anyway? It took over 6 months just to put the roof on the building and it’s not that complicated looking. Somebody needs to crack the whip more and get that puppy done. It should have been open by Memorial Day, in my opinion. I realize there are other things going into that building but the golf course portion should’ve have been ready. I’m sure the park district would love for it to be done too.
Trains, trains, and more trains. I’ve learned to avoid certain parts of town due to the lengthy delays due to trains camping out and blocking major roadways. I’ve been told people had to wait an hour on Water Street for a train. An hour! Seriously. Water Street is Highway 51. It’s a major road. People may be trying to get to the hospital. Change the laws back to what they were! No more than a 15 minute delay. I do admire some of the graffiti on the rail cars however. Some of the people painting these things are seriously talented. I also think a good idea would be painting them all white so a projector could be pointed at them. If we’re going to be stopped for so long, might as well watch a movie!
Since we decided to stay in Decatur, a friend teased me about the reasons why and Krekel’s was on his list. Considering my cholesterol numbers and other heart problems, it probably shouldn’t be on my list, but you gotta go some time. I would also add Del’s Popcorn. That’s my favorite local store and if I get the right popcorn, I think it’s okay for my heart. It makes me happy so that’s got to be good for it, right???
I found stuff to write about after all, as weird as some of it may be.