We took a nice vacation to northern Illinois, where we stayed with my parents (in their house) and walked around our forest preserve. (I know, not technically a vacation, but it was nice to go back home for a bit).
The sun was out, the grass was beginning to turn green, and we were together walking through the forest. When I was younger, I would wander these woods by myself and "get lost" in the beauty of Mother Nature. I got so used to the paths that I would wander off the trails and find my way through unmarked territory. These next couple of pictures are of "my spot". It is a cute area that I found one day and love to go back to see how it has changed.