Yesterday we went on a hike! And by "we" I mean me and three of my beautiful friends (left to right: Kyrie, Lauren, Rupal) I've made during residency, who you will surely see more of during these (at least) three years in Chicago. It was a perfect late summer afternoon, complete with picnic boxed lunches that Kyrie made - too legit. She made my dream sandwich complete with sun dried tomato and goat cheese and I'm pretty sure if residency doesn't work out for the two of us we can just open a sandwich cafe and bakery and be fat and happy for the rest of our lives. And now it's 8 AM and I want lunch.
Waterfall Glen is v refreshing. It's only 45 minutes out from the city and I'll be revisiting hopefully for a good trail run and more fresh air. The ladies did a great job tolerating the camera (dare I say, they rocked it?!) and it was a perfect day of catching up and updating each other on work lives and non-work lives; sharing stories from our past and planning for Kyrie's bachelorette party. I'm so happy I've met some really quality friends in this city, where our conversations feel so natural it's like we are just long lost friends finally able to be in the same spot.
Let's do this again soon, guys.