Tag Archives: walking

Tom 365 – August 3, 2016

It is getting late, and this is what I have for today. 

Tom 365 – July 18, 2016

Final day of the great college road trip. 

Seven schools in five days. 2,100 miles driven, and 71,000 steps taken. 

Tom 365 – July 2, 2016

What a fantastic day for a walk along the lake front. Fitbit says we walked 10 miles today. Not bad for an old guy with a bad knee. 

Tom 365 – December 18, 2015

I think the festive activities of the past two days have caught up with me. I finished my 10,000 steps and took a quick picture of the back of Santa. 

Now it might be time to rest my eyes for a minute or two. 

Swallow Cliff

Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve

I had the day off work today and decided to go for a walk outside.  Although it is December in Chicago, the weather was fantastic and it seemed others had the same idea. I headed to Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve where there is an old closed tobogganing hill.  The hill itself is closed, but it is still a popular sight for people to get in a few steps.

Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve - Near Chicago

I arrived around one o’clock, and I was amazed at how many people were out there on a Thursday afternoon in December.  I only made one trip to the top and back down before my knee began to throb, but I was able to walk around the trails beyond the hill for a little while.

Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve

New stairs have been built on the other side of the hill, but they are not open yet, and it looks like they may be reopening the hill for sledding

Tom 365 – September 24, 2015

A walk through Bridgeport with my lovely wife tonight. We found these two flowers perched on top of a fence. 

Walking After Midnight

We had quite a long day yesterday, and it did not end until today.  Here are just a few things we found while walking after midnight.

Muskie's Hamburgers

Home Tavern

Athenaeum Theatre

Golden Apple Restaurant



St. Alphonsus


Tom 365 – June 16, 2015


After all that excitement last night, I should have been home and in bed early tonight. But no rest for the wicked. The Violent Fems and Barenaked Ladies were playing at Northerly Island. 

At least it was a quiet walk home. 

Tom 365 – June 7, 2015


We did not let a little wet weather keep us from our walk today. And we added in a bike ride. I have got to keep the 50 year old body around for another half century. 

Tom 365 – June 2, 2015


A three mile walk deserves a reward. 

A margarita or two will work.