Hi all! I've dabbled a bit in the past, but was coerced into coming back again. Happy to be here with all of you.
hi Laura! my DH and I both grew up in the NW suburbs of chicago, Palatine and Barrington. We both have live in the city for about 15 years, since graduating college, Illinois State is where we met.Originally Posted by Raven815
Hi Sally Boy,
Welcome!!! I grew up in Chicago (Dad was a Chicago Police Narcotics Agent). After I got married, my hubby and I slowly moved farther and farther away from the city. We now live in a small town about 40 miles out. I hate it. I feel so isolated. As soon as we can get rid of the money pit (big house, too expensive) we live in, we're headed back. We're going to the western suburbs (Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Darien, etc.). There are many good vegetarian options in those areas and I can't wait. The only thing I don't like about Chicago is the weather. When we retire, we're headed south to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. I believe that is God's Country and the climate is much milder.
About where in the Chicago area are you from?