September is a tragic month, at least in my opinion, since summer is slipping away. The days are getting shorter and the other morning I actually left my apartment and walked to my car without breaking a sweat. I hated it.
Read on to learn what some of the PG team hopes to squeeze in before summer is truly, undeniably over.
Tim: Tim plans on golfing one last time. Once the leaves start falling he loses interest—probably because he spends a lot of time hunting for his ball off the fairways. In fact, this blog post’s featured image is a genuine Tim Padgett winner shot. Fore!
Kelly: I was sitting outside, enjoying a sandwich at one of my favorite restaurants a few weeks ago when a bicycle built for sixteen with a bar in the middle breezed by me. This was no hallucination; it was the Pedal Pub. A ride on this glorious contraption is in my near future, and I’m going to wear full cyclist gear (spandex, helmet, gloves, etc.), just to be extra legitimate. Safety first!
Todd: Todd is going to lovingly hand wash and wax his car to give it some defense against upcoming road salt attacks. Perhaps those of us who have not washed their car since June should consider doing the same.
Lynn: Lynn would like to go to another horse show at Lamplight in Elgin. It’s a beautiful venue and always makes for a nice, relaxing weekend event.
Jason: Jason and I do not share the same sentiments about the end of summer. He hates hot weather and finds activities that would typically be wonderful when it’s 85 degrees outside unbearable. So once the weather is in the low 70s and below, he’s in his element. Our ex-NFL playing coworker will then want to have a beer in a beer garden while watching his Badgers play football, or go for walks around Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and other fun neighborhoods in the city. Jason says he’ll want to do all these things in September, October and November “before it really does get cold…like in the 20 degree range.” Whatever, Jason.
Jessie: Jessie is in the same boat as Jason and prefers fall to summer. She did just go to Brookfield Zoo, however and said she had a wonderful time. Check the zoo’s event calendar for lots of fun special events over the coming months—and they’re not all for the kiddos, either. Proof: cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with gorillas.
Sharla: Who doesn’t love homemade pizza? Sharla is going to make a fresh tomato, basil and oregano pizza with ingredients from her garden. Maybe if you ask nicely she’ll share her recipe. If not, FoodNetwork.com has lots of mouthwatering pizza recipes to try!
George: Aside from myself, George might be summer’s biggest fan at PG. He’s determined to play volleyball at North Avenue beach one more time before they take the posts down. Stopping at Castaways is never a bad idea, either, George.
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