Chicago, along with much of the United States, has been blanketed with unusually high temperatures for the beginning of March. And while local news has already rolled out the mandatory “My Meanie Property Manager Wonâ€™t Turn on the A/C”Â stories, I am absolutely giddy with excitement at the prospect trading the freezing, miserable weather Iâ€™ve come to expect for an intoxicatinglyÂ beautiful spring. (Notwithstanding scattered thunder storms.)
So giddy, in fact, I havenâ€™t even considered lugging my bedroomâ€™s window unit out of the basement where itâ€™s been rotting for six months—and because itâ€™s still going to be a month or two before the combined use of fans and window blinds fails to keep the indoor temperature bearable during the night. Plus, the specter of a false spring and a dip back into the 40s will loom large until at least the middle of April.
But for the time being, all the outdoor activities you were planning on doing in May? Get to it! Running, biking, music festivals, outdoor beer gardens, architecture tours, wine tastings, and art openings are all calling your name!
Add your own favorite outdoor Chicago activities and calendars to the Learning Playlist below, and donâ€™t forget to wear sunscreen!