We met with Patti and Dave at the Half Day road parking area of the Des Plaines River Trail
for another 26 mile ride in absolutely perfect weather. We had lunch at Independence Grove, the approximate half way point. This particular section is a reclaimed quarry and it is just so beautiful. It has a large lake with two levels of trails around it, a beach, boats for rent, catch and release fishing and lots and lots of wildflowers and trees. The County has taken an ugly thing and converted it into a wonderful place for fun, picnics and pretty much whatever outside thing you would like to do.
Here's lunch and some pictures of the immediate area around the cafe where we ate
After that we went to the Lake County Fair, but I will make another post or two about that.