It is the middle of Summer and if we don’t take a moment to appreciate it we are going to blink and it will be Thanksgiving. There is no better time in Chicago than right now. From the street festivals, to Summer baseball, to outdoor concerts and of course outdoor dining, this is the very best time there is in this great city. I wrote a post for anyone trying to plan a weekend in Chicago and you can find it here. But my favorite thing to do is not on the list: simply running the lakeshore path on a Saturday morning. Nothing better. This picture was taken from my morning run while listening to U2 and Shakira. Hope your Summer is off to a great start!