Gulls

I think the only bird besides pigeons that love hanging around humans are gulls. They are ubiquitous around humans as long as there is a water source nearby. I found these three (and many others) flying noisily along the lake shore south of Chicago. The one in the forefront looks rather stern.

Quaint

Galena, Illinois has an olden days feel about it (unfortunately, the prices are more in a modern, stick it to the tourists, vein). I love the red brick buildings, the accents by the windows, the signs hanging above the shops. I do wish cars were not allowed. They take away from the quaintness and remind…

Hellfyre

I am not much on Spirits outside the occasional Jameson and Ginger. However, I think it might be interesting to try a shot of highly chilled Hellfyre, a spirit made by soaking vodka in fresh, hand cut jalapeños, habaneros, and black peppercorn. I am basing this decision on my love of spicy hot foods. I have grown…