Desperately Seeking Tranquility

This must have been one of the most stressful and frustrating weeks in a very long time for me. What really irks me is that the stress and frustration at work has infiltrated into my personal life, eliminating any chances of creative moments.  I hate talking work, but the State is in shambles and funding for all of my work projects is frozen. This means no events with the LA Times, no marketing, no public art programs – nada!  As such, I am counting down the minutes to next Friday when I can escape to the Midwest (that will be an adventure in itself). I think the only thing the Midwest and I have in common is BF, but I am looking forward to relaxing lakeside at Pokagon State Park, Indiana before we head to Chicago.  This is definitely the tranquility I need given the lack of luster at work. 

I will be checking out some interesting sites in Indiana (flea market at an Amish town!) so be sure to check back here and my travel blog, the epicurean traveler, for updates. 

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I am so excited to be traveling to Chicago over Labor Day weekend.  The BF and I will spend the week leading up to Windy City in Michigan and Indiana – lakeside. I’ve never experienced a Midwestern summer. I think the Midwest should probably be a little worried – I’m definitely a product of La La Land! So do you have any recommendations for places to shop, eat, and visit in Chicago? I haven’t been in over 10 years, so I’m sure there are plenty of new things.

Where will you be Labor Day weekend?

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