Friday, September 18, 2009

Last Days of a Midwest Summer

Note that TLF always enjoys NYC in the summertime. But nothing compares to escaping the city to bask in the sunny heartland for our last days of the season.

When we weren’t getting fat on backyard BBQ (brats, peanut butter burgers, provoleta and ribeyes covered in chimichurri), buzzing off Kessler whisky sours and margaritas or adding ice and rock salt to the spastic ice-cream maker, we were hitting the roads with our vintage, matching bikes. We pedaled past miles of cornfields and rustic barns, the old grain silo, the old blacksmith workshop, and the 50’s-era carwash with the Dodge Dart that’s still parked and for sale if anyone’s interested.

Then past more cornfields.

Now, Talbott’s market stand is closed for the season. The leaves are turning. And so we stored the green bikes in the garage till next season.

Farewell, Illinois.

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