The Art of Exploration · a diary of day trips, natural places, and miscellaneous adventures

Summer Recreation

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in Illinois
Summer Recreation

Pictures from a trip to southern Illinios with my mom to visit Garden of the Gods National Wilderness in the Shawnee National Forest.

The lack of concrete in southern Illinois is refreshing.
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Assortment

The Grand Dining Room
The Grand Dining Room
Brunch at the Grand Dining Room is sublime. I learn for the first time how much I adore a breakfast of fresh fish, rice, and miso soup.
Exploring Yosemite Valley
Exploring Yosemite Valley
One of my favorite things we did during our short stay in Yosemite was to take a long evening walk through Yosemite Valley. Since few people were left in the park by this time, it was like we had traveled back in time to a less hectic era.
The British Museum
The British Museum