We dragged ourselves out of bed at 630am Sunday morning, and managed to beat it down to Museum Campus by 717am, when the sun was supposedly due to rise. It may have, but the thick, low clouds obscured it. Oh well, we made the best of it, and tramped around in the frozen mix of slush and ice for an hour and a half until the families with the little kiddos started showing up in droves. For the Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium opening? We didn’t stay to find out.
Kudos to the many runners we saw in the early morning, hitting the trail. Jeff ran for a short stretch too, to show me the route he took the morning before on the 10k Polar Dash.
There was still a thin layer of ice on the lake. Just barely, but enough to lend a impressionistic reflection of the Chicago skyline. By the afternoon, when we were driving back north on Lake Shore drive, barely any snow / ice was in sight. How quickly it thaws… (too quickly in fact, to the detriment of houses in low lying areas, and to short people like me who have to navigate their way around treacherous side walks).
No sun, but I think we made the best of it. Will have to try again next weekend!