Some days, out of the many I am stuck at home, I reminisce about the last big trip my family took, to
I grew up in
A distinguishing feature between
As for the
To pinpoint my favorite place in the city would prove nearly impossible, but perhaps the most memorable place came in the form of Navy Pier. Off the
The remarkable experience of the city expanded into the suburbs, as my family and I bid the bright lights farewell to acquire some much needed quiet. We drove about visiting places my parents remembered from as much as forty years ago. Then we encountered something my parents had never seen before, although they had read a lot about it. It was the cicada hatch of eighteen years. Cicadas that live in
Walking into a forest filled with cicadas marked an important part of our trip. Yes, cicadas are repulsive and about five times the size of a fly, but I could have cared less if they were ten times the size! Stepping in amongst millions of flying bugs induced such fear in me that it was thrilling. Needless to say, there were some people who enjoyed it more than I did. Seeing a lady sunbathing in the midst of cicadas signified the single most peculiar thing I had ever seen!
In the years to come, I will never forget a vacation like this. Hopefully, in the years to come, I will go back there, but until then, I can only contemplate my past.
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