Basking in the Glow

5 Feb

When the calendar says February, the temperature reads 38°, and the sky is blue, Chicagoans are quick to take advantage.

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Being that it is Super Bowl weekend, I thought I’d join the sunshine strollers, interview some residents, and see how they feel about the big game. Needless to say, our team wasn’t even in the running, so I was curious if there was great interest out there.

I headed to Lincoln Park Zoo, a free 35-acre zoo founded in 1868, one of the oldest zoos in North America. First I spotted some lions.

Who are you pulling for today? No comment.

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Do you even plan to watch the game? 

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So I headed to the macaque, thinking he may be a bit more cooperative, but he really only wanted to sun bathe. (And not to worry, that’s his natural face color, not actually a sunburn!)

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How about the rhino? Maybe he had an opinion…

but he only wanted to pose. Such great posture, by the way.

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Perhaps the flamingos? Surely they must be chatting about the game, but no such luck.

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And the ducks? They were having too much fun sliding on the frozen pond to think about the game.

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I walked over to the Farm in the Zoo, but the cows couldn’t be bothered either… too busy enjoying the blue sky and sunny day.

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Even Grant has no plans to get off his horse and sit in front of a TV.

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As we continued walking, a happy thought came to me…

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Who needs football when we are still basking in the glow of last summer? Chicago CUBS, 2016 World Champs. Endless blue sky and sunshine, 108 years in the making. Still basking in the glow…

for a long time to come.

Ciao,
Judy

ps…Len is making pizza and I do plan to watch the game, even if mostly for the commercials!

14 Responses to “Basking in the Glow”

  1. Ted Walker February 5, 2017 at 4:33 PM #

    Fortunately for you, the Cubbies won’t have another 108 year drought. I look for a repeat. They’re going to be slightly stronger this year.
    Naturally the lions are silent. For Detroit a 108 years until a Super Bowl seems about right. I’m surprised the flamingos didn’t speak up for the falcons out of professional courtesy. Samebfor Grant and the patriots!
    Ciao Cara. Un abbraccio grande e saluti Len. Bon appetito la pizza

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  2. bestson808 February 5, 2017 at 5:25 PM #

    BELIEVE in the PATRIOTS by 4… 🙂

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  3. Jean February 5, 2017 at 5:27 PM #

    Great! We’ll be right over!
    Oh wait….

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  4. Royce Larsen February 5, 2017 at 8:52 PM #

    Whether you are writing about Cortona or the Cubs it is equally enjoyable!

    Hope all is well

    Please give my regards to your loved ones

    ________________________________

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  5. stellalucentellc February 5, 2017 at 10:58 PM #

    Love it! Especially the looks on the lions’ faces. So very cat-like. Hope you enjoyed your Superbowl Sunday!

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  6. Kathleen Odonoghue February 5, 2017 at 11:24 PM #

    I love your posts. You were made to write.

    Kathy

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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    • blogginginitaly February 6, 2017 at 1:17 PM #

      Thanks so much, Kathy. I was sort of in hibernation in January, but finally getting back in the swing of things. Besides, the animals were too good not to share.

      Like

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