Monday, June 4, 2012

Ten ways I knew I was in the suburbs


We live in the city and we love it. But once in awhile one must escape to the suburbs and escape we did ... for a lovely date day in St. Charles. 





Ten ways I knew I was in the suburbs

1.  The roads were much wider.

2.  I did not hear a single siren.

3.  There was lovely green grass in the median.

4.  I could see much more sky.

5.  Our matinee ticket was $5.50. 
     (rather than $9.50 - $11.50)

6.  There was plenty of free parking everywhere.

7.  Gas was 30 cents a gallon cheaper.

8.  It was so much quieter.

9.  People made eye contact with you and said hi.

10. I could not see the Sears Tower.

At the end of a great day, we were happy to return to our noisy, expensive, crowded city that we call home.


20 comments:

  1. Well, just like the cd nights we both enjoy as couples, we also share the joy of day date trips. We often go to small towns and act like tourists, or we most often go (in reverse of your plan) TO the city. We get our fill of unique coffee shops, a new restaurant, the noise and personality of Minnepolis or St. Paul and then return home to our quiet street and sit in our adirondak chairs in the front yard. Next trip maybe we will go to a matinee! Lovely idea. Your friend, Rita

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  2. Moving from downtown Bellevue back to my parents was very similar!! I haven't heard a single siren, or a garbage truck.....no school bus outside our windows at 7 am, and no streetlights shining in at night (I honestly forgot how dark it is without streetlights and lights in the park!

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  3. That is so cute! Glad you had a good day "out." Next time come to Wheaton! :)

    P.S. What did you think of the movie?

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  4. I've never lived in the city but I think I would like it. I love the pictures of you and your man. Cozy and cute. Blessings ~ Lina

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  5. Why, that sounds like MY neck of the woods, Glenda! It sounds like a delightful time. As much as I enjoyed visiting Chicago, I think it would take a big adjustment to actually live there. I'm sure, like you, I'd CRAVE some country time.

    Blessings to you!

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  6. So glad you enjoyed your day!! And what great pictures. I loved seeing photos of you and your hubby.

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  7. I like your list. I really like your photos =) I'm glad there are some people who can live in a city. I think that if God called me to live in a big city I would seriously wonder if He was off His rocker....I am so country it's not funny!!

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  8. Free parking??? That's amazing! I live in the suburbs, and I have yet to find some of that near town... ;)

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  9. So happy for your wonderful "date day"! And fun to see your cute photos of the two of you!

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  10. i love that you're such a city girl :) your list is great...you ARE the owner of all lists and bullet points aren't' you?? :)

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  11. Contrast can bring up so much appreciation and as usual,,,you have enough gratitude to shine on both sides of the street.

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  12. Do I spy Panera Iced tea? Yummy!! Haha, love your list of Suburban life! ;-) Happy Tuesday!

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  13. It was so nice to see pictures of the two of you and it looks like you had a wonderful escape from the city. You seem to enjoy wherever you find yourself. That is a gift. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. There is definitely a difference! LOVE City living!

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  15. Was this date day Glenda? I think you have the best of both worlds, city living with easy access to country settings. Seem like yesterday that you moved to Chicago. Nice to read that you love it!
    Jeanne xx

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  16. I saw that on Facebook...a day date.
    Sounds wonderful
    happy you got to be together and just enjoy the
    surroundings and each other.
    love you:)
    xo

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  17. I love being in the city of Chicago--there's such an energy in it. But I like the quieter pace of the 'burbs and the real quiet of the rural country, too.

    I spent the week of spring break in St. Charles in the late 90's for a conference. It was a cute little town, as I recall, but WINDY even though it was sunny and in the low 70's.

    It's good to see some pictures of Dave, and of the two of you together. You always look so incredibly happy together--I'm envious, but thrilled for you!

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  18. I love St. Charles;
    the perfect place
    to escape the city!
    I love BOTH city and
    country and am lucky
    enough that I can pop
    into Mpls or St. Paul
    when I need an urban
    fix : ) Cute photos of
    you and Dave, G!

    xo Suzanne

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  19. There's nothing better than loving where you live. I can't imagine how miserable it would be if you didn't. Sometimes leaving makes you appreciate the coming home a bit more...happy weekend Glenda!

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  20. Bless you Glenda, just when I think I miss the city, I read a post like yours -smile-.

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