Eddie K, "The Lunchtime Roller Blader." Des Plaines Illinois. Tuesday, November 19th, 2013., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
Although it was a little bit chilly yesterday, the bright sun felt somewhat warm and there was only a faint trace of a breeze in the air.
After two weeks of persistent cold, wet and windy weather...I headed off to West Park in Des Plaines Illinois for some luchtime practice roller blading. Unfortunately...there were many places along the park's asphalt exercise track where small tree branches, twigs and outdoor debris had fallen from Sunday's Chicago area windstorm, in which several tornados touched down between downstate Washington Illinois, and south suburban Frankfort Illinois.
Once the maintenance crews from the Des Plaines Park District find the time to clear the path with their leaf blowers and rakes, I hope to be skating here again soon before the winter snows come back to Chicago very soon.
I hope that the victims of those tornado's this past Sunday are alright. I wish them well during their time of need.