We claimed a pavilion at Busse Woods and brought salad, sweets and meat to grill.
It was lovely to listen to nature right in the middle of a large suburb.
Nature was quite close as we had a defensive pair of bird parents trying to keep us away from their chicks who were nesting in the roof of the pavilion. After a few dives we knew where not to stand and a truce was agreed upon.
The grills were fired up and the cooking and munching began.
We had a lovely time chatting about a variety of subjects.
There is something freeing about dining outdoors, surrounded by trees and the sounds of summer.
Sâ€™mores capped off the evening nicely.
I look forward to more gatherings like this. Join us next Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm for a tour of the White City at the Field Museum.
NEW â€“ The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis, usually the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month. RSVP for our upcoming events at Meetup, or like us on Facebook and check up on the calendar there.