How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My little escape

Saturday was a beautiful day to escape our hometown here in corn country.

We made the trek 2 hours north to Madison to visit their farmer's market. It was wonderful! Tons of yummy homemade goodies. I even came across a farm selling organic homegrown/handspun yarn. Very cool.
I kind of forgot that Madison is home to a Big Ten University and their football team was playing a home game. Dodging thousands of drunk college kids wasn't much fun but we moved to the other side of town so I could take my family to my favorite diner. My husband ordered a huge plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and I ordered a vegan rueban sandwich. It was a beautiful thing.
Then I headed back home across the state line and my little Prius was surrounded by huge gas guzzling Hummers and Suburbans. We even witnessed a woman throwing trash out her car window onto the ground after exiting the Starbucks drive thru. Yep we must be back home.

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