Jun 14, 2010

Backpacking Our way

We grew tired of the pace of this lifestyle living in the city. A lifestyle that was very unbalanced and truly draining.
We needed a change in our lifestyle.....and CHICAGO was that change!!!

OK everyone I have to admit that so far the lifestyle we have had so far in Chicago s a bit different than the one we lead in Florida.

No complaints here.  Here we are not quite as "glamorous" as we would be back in Ft. Lauderdale.  We are much more relaxed and less stressed. We are much more comfortable at home here compared to what we were in Ft. Lauderdale. You might ask why? What's different? All I can say is that just getting away from Ft. Lauderdale had a lot to do with it. Summers there are just horrible.

Where we live in Ft. Lauderdale lots of the people around us were so fake. Always so stuck up. Here  as Arvid and I say they are more normal and I think we fit in well.

Don't misunderstand.  We like Ft. Lauderdale.  In the winter you can't beat the weather....but aside from the beach which we never go to there is not much to do.  Of course restaurants and stuff but those you find everywhere.  Here in Chicago within a short distance we have so much we can do......one of my favorites is The Shedd Aquarium. 

Since coming to Chicago we have lived in our sneakers and I have not yet used a purse/handbag. No matter where we go it's a backpack. I noticed this with most people here in the city also be it man or woman the main accessory is a backpack as you can see from the pictures.  We feel comfortable and at ease with it......
Not a bad place to call home for a bit...............

When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy”