One thing that I’ve noticed ever since starting Project Moxie is that it has given me the boost I needed to finally go out and explore places I’ve always wanted to go to but just never made the time for. It’s so easy for me to get stuck in routine; it’s comforting and safe. Does anyone else feel this way? While I do believe that there is beauty and importance in establishing routine, I’m finding that it’s also important to shake things up a bit. YOLO! (Haha, is that still a thing? I’m such a nerd. I don’t think I’ve EVER used that acronym in my life but in this case truer words have never been spoken 😉 ) I’ve lived in the Chicago area for most of my life and I feel like I am just now getting to truly know this beautiful city thanks to PM 🙂
The Garfield Park Conservatory was a much needed winter escape. It’s been on my radar for a while, but the thought of trekking over there in the cold & snow was enough to make me melt into my couch even more (pathetic, I know.) I finally made it out though, and I am so glad I did. As you know, the conservatory in Lincoln Park is one of my favorite spots in the city – I think this place now deserves a spot on the list!
Cactus, agave, & succulents oh my! Made a little journey to the Southwest thanks to the Desert House and loved every minute.
Next up, the Fern Room. When the conservatory was designed back in 1906, the Fern Room was created to show visitors a glimpse of what Illinois may have looked like over a million years ago. Hard to believe that Chicago basically looked like a scene out of Jurassic Park! Crazy.
Ended the little exploration at the Mosaic Fountain – a gift to the conservatory from Chi’s sister city, Casablanca. Who knew we had a little bit of Morrocco here in the city?
Where to next? Let me know in the comments below. As always thanks for following along 🙂
We’ve been busy tying up the loose ends of our California road trip…08 February, 2018