You’re an accident, waiting to happen. You’re a piece of glass left there on the beach. Well, you tell me things I know you’re not supposed to. Then you leave me just out of reach.

Buena Park is ideally situated on Chicago’s north side, bordered by Lake Michigan (east), Wrigleyville (south), Chicago’s Uptown growing entertainment district (north), and Graceland Cemetery (west).

Buena Park Is Good Living by the Lake. It is a small town, a resort town, nestled in a big town. It is a welcoming lakeside community that bustles with diverse residents who are active and dedicated to improving the quality of life for one another.

My early morning bike commute to Evanston begins

Buena Park / Peace Garden on the east side of LSD

Foster Ave Beach

Osterman Beach (the Gay Beach)

Cory McRae catching up on MKULTRASOUND while on the job in Memphis TN

Tuesday 8/13/2019 approx 830AM

Tuesday 8/13/2019 approx 630PM

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park / North Shore Channel Trail

The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park runs for two miles from Dempster Street on the north to Touhy Avenue on the south and displays more than 60 sculptures by artists of local, national and international reputation.

Got lost by following the signs to the North Shore Channel Trail and ended up in a less than desirable section of Evanston that I had only heard about via a friend but landed right in the heart of it on my bicycle. I put my destination into Google Maps and followed the voice instruction till I was at the tiptop of the trail at the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park. From there I began my slow journey home stopping more than occasionally to capture some shots. Where the sculpture park ended there was a nice woodsy stretch till I came upon a detour where there was a new ped/bike bridge that put us on a busy portion of Lincoln and I had to take it to another busy street Kedzie and finally back onto the trail which was much too brief.

My trip took me through Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Lincoln Village and through Lincoln Square before heading east toward home on a very busy stretch of Lawrence through Uptown and finally to Buena Park. It took me 90 minutes total and was just above 17 miles. That’s with all of the stopping and getting off and back onto my bike.

I said “getting off”.


Legion Park Fountain 8/13/2019 on the North Shore Channel Trail


I took the long way to work and it set the mood for the rest of an amazing day 


8/14/2019 Edgewater Beach Apartments

1926 Edgewater Beach Hotel

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