Why We Live in a Super Cool Part of the Country

We live in a pretty awesome area. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are many criticisms about living in Illinois, and they are all fair and valid; but there are also some really great aspects as well.

The communities we live in are probably the best part. We have amazing towns filled with amazing people and amazing local businesses. For most of us, anything you can ever want to have or do is within reach.

Another amazing reason that this area rocks is our proximity to one of the best cities in the world, but equally as close to one of the most beautiful parts of the state. From my home in Plainfield, I’m within an hours drive of a world-class city and everything else Chicago offers. I was literally dining at one of the best restaurants in the world  I’m also 58 minutes away from hiking through Starved Rock and its 100-foot canyons with frozen waterfalls and bald eagles gracing the skies.

(Although the waterfalls were not frozen last weekend…far too warm).

Not many other areas in the country can you be so close to city life and the wonder of nature.

If you haven’t been to Starved Rock in a while, I highly encourage it. It’s especially beautiful in the winter time if you can catch those frozen waterfalls.