Sushi Station

There are countless ways to dine. Besides the conventional, guests can have food cooked tableside or on their table, they can cook their own food, meals can be enjoyed under simulated thunderstorms, or food can be playfully tossed into open mouths, with everyone agape in amazement. I have but I don’t want any more. I … Continue reading Sushi Station

Volo Auto Museum

“Makin’ their wayThe only way they know howThat’s just a little bit moreThan the law will allow” “The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It’d take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you’re lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go.” “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, … Continue reading Volo Auto Museum

Oberweis Dairy

It’s summer. The incessant churr of cicadas stirs up the humidity so thick I can almost taste it. I feel the sting of blistering hot sunshine piercing my skin. Roads shimmer and pools simmer. When deep summer drags, fly as the crow does from the farm to the store—a place of premium milk, ice cream … Continue reading Oberweis Dairy

Spunky Dunkers

Spunky _________________________. a) and Our Gangb) McFarlandc) Monkeyd) Brewstere) Dunkers You knew the whole time. I knew you knew. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Spunky Dunkers. “The Spunky Dunkers Peanut Cake donut is very moist! I taste something almost like ginger? I like the Red Velvet Cake donut too. It’s … Continue reading Spunky Dunkers

Human + Nature

What is human nature? Is it base? Or something greater? Are we apart from nature or a part of it? We ask the questions for which we seek the answers. It’s human nature. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Human + Nature at The Morton Arboretum. “I am amazed by the … Continue reading Human + Nature

Year Two: Review

Welcome to The Simple Luxuries. Thank you for visiting my WordPress blog. That was my introduction on April 1, 2019. Fifty-two posts later, we are moving forward into our third year. Although the current availability of places to visit and things to try have been limited, we hope to join everyone soon like a wave … Continue reading Year Two: Review