After a long eventful weekend hitting up various motorcycle meets and bar after parties, I found myself laying in bed, my eyes seconds from closing. I was thinking to myself,
"You know what would be great right now? Sleep."
It was 6:00pm,Sunday.
What was I doing wasting a weekend day going to bed before my grandparents (including the 1hr. time difference.) Additionally, it was 78 degrees, sun shinning with a cool breeze blowing in from the lake.
"And you're going to sleep?"
No self, I'm not going to sleep. I'm going exploring.
I grabbed the copy of Shop Class as Soulcraft that had been sitting on the floor of my bedroom for the past 5 months, untouched, along with a brand new sketchbook, some pens, my camera and a cold beverage and hopped on the CX.
One thing that's nice about the south side of Chicago is there are a lot of areas that lack people. I was in search of something off the beaten path and a bit secluded. This is usually a difficult destination to ask for in this city, but it turns out there's an industrial park not more then a 1/2 mile from my apartment. The park was massive, unpaved, quiet (besides a semi truck rolling in every 30min or so) and best of all, offered a completely unobstructed view of the Chicago skyline. That's the nice thing about industrial parks, they're flat.
I found an empty trailer to rest on while I sketched the sun setting through the scaffolding and broke the bind on what's turning out to be just the kind of book I need right now.