We debated going to the zoo, but with the parking and the hefty admission charges, we decided that we'd rather spend that $35.00 at the Indian casino some other day. And, instead, we decided to go for a walk in the ravines at Grant Park.
Grant Park is a superbly maintained county park located on the border between Cudahy and South Milwaukee. It's the place where Joyce remembers her childhood taking place. The fresh summer air reminded me of my own vacant lots on the edge of Watertown, where I grew up. A creek runs through a deep (20 ft or so) ravine, finding its way to Lake Michigan. As creeks usually do, it surrounded itself with unspeakable beauty on its way downward.
And I was going to carve our initials in one of the many trees that seemed to be there just for that purpose, but, wouldn't you know it, I left my pocket knife somewhere, somewhere far in the past!