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[Almost] First Blush: Heck with windy, it’s the foggy city

Cathy in Chicago

The female DJ guesses she should be thankful that what was forecast to be a hot, smoldering weekend in Chicago turned cool and foggy. After a lovely post wedding day brunch, she and friend Cathy headed out for one last stroll along the lakefront. You can see the fingers of fog lacing the skyscrapers…

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First Blush: Lake, what lake?

Chicago Yacht Club

From her hotel room on the 43rd floor, the female DJ has two great lake views – looking north at Lake Michigan. Distance wise she’s just a couple of blocks away. All this leading up to the fact that she can hardly see the building next door, and the lake is all but invisible due to heavy – well, as a west coaster would call it – fog. She headed out nevertheless, going south on Swimmers in Lake Michigan, Chicagothe lake path for the first time, past Navy Pier, turning around at the Chicago Yacht Club where preparations were under way for a regatta of some kind. Along the way she snapped two swimmers who’d paused for a chat mid-lake. Note the wetsuits – the water is really cold. Weather wise, the excitement is just beginning; a severe weather alert has been issued with a big thunderstorm headed towards downtown. Not exactly a nice day for a wedding, but there’s hope for the late afternoon…

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First Blush: Along the lake after overnight showers

Lake Michigan in Chicago

The female DJ got out early enough this morning to avoid what is slated to be a very hot and humid day – and to see the sun break through the clouds that brought rain showers overnight. Like popular jogging/walking/biking trails worldwide, people watching is half the fun of the outing. Today, the prize went to the man jogging with a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua. All lakefront activity is tranquil in a city that has erupted with sports fever: the Blackhawks parade is in the Loop this morning and the White Sox play the Cubs at Wrigley later today. It will make for a even drunker than usual city…

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First Blush: Jog along Lake Michigan

Jogging path along Lake Michigan, Chicago

The female DJ’s friend Cindy, who lives in a Chicago suburb, was quick to point out that they need to enjoy the near perfect weather – mid-70s and low humidity – while it lasts. (The weekend is to bring heat and thunderstorms.) They had a great jog along the shores of Lake Michigan and breakfast at a sidewalk cafe. Perfect way to start the day…

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