Naperville Riverwalk

Every place has its thing, the park/mountain/bridge/building/museum/plaza/viewpoint/historic marker/etc.* that, when people come to visit the town, the residents all say "Have you seen ______?". (Many places, like Anacortes*, have multiple things.)

For Naperville, the 'burb of Chicago where I am currently hanging out, that ______ has got to be the Riverwalk*. I've mostly been exploring solo while my gracious host has been at work, so I don't have a guide to point this and that out, but the place is so cool, everywhere you turn is something neat. It is what you might expect from its name, a path along the river. At places, it is heavily landscaped with concrete and stone banks on the river, and gazebos, benches, parks, and more. Further along, it is a simple path that winds right along the banks of the river. Both parts are beautiful, tranquil, and oh so great.

This evening, in search of a geocache, I went all the way to the east end of the park (the river, of course, continues). I was so inspired by the magic of it all that I had to come back and post about it. Tomorrow, I plan to cruise all the way to the west end of the park. Yep, this Riverwalk is quite a thing!
Tuesday March 25 2008File under: travel, USA

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on Tue 25th Mar, 2008 10:32 pm PDT Saxtor said:
"A little more 'wee'"?! Fewer flowers at the end of your life?! WHAT?! While the sentiment is nice, that poem definitely fails in execution. That said, there is nothing like Geocaching to get you to check out all those hidden away, locals-only gems a tourist would never find. Sounds like you're having a blast!
on Wed 26th Mar, 2008 04:53 am PDT dave said:
in 'path' are you wearing a skirt over your leggings?
on Wed 26th Mar, 2008 07:54 am PDT Mom said:
I often thought Wren would be a UtiliKilt kinda guy.
on Thu 27th Mar, 2008 06:08 am PDT Sean said:
on Thu 27th Mar, 2008 06:11 am PDT Andrew said:
Ha! Hilarious, Sean! ...and Saxtor, I noticed that same thing. "Wee"? What the hell is that?
on Thu 27th Mar, 2008 06:12 am PDT Wren said:
If anyone says to me "I can't wait until it's warm enough to go windsurfing", I *will* totally give them a high five.
on Thu 27th Mar, 2008 01:05 pm PDT Sean said:
I'm only 3/8 white, so I'm more of a jams kind of guy.

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