On Sunday, Will and I were in Oak Park to have brunch with his boss and coworkers. After some of the best sausage I’ve ever had, we went on a walk through the neighborhood.
I knew Oak Park was full of Frank Lloyd Wright treasures (my family visited when I was 15 or so, but, at the time, I was too cool to pay attention to what we were doing), but Sunday caught me without a “real” camera. I was stuck snapping pictures with my phone and trying to capture everything.
We were very close to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, from which the standard and self-guided tours originate, so the sidewalks were full of other people taking in the architecture.
Joining us on the walk were Will’s boss’s two collies. One was a short-hair – a variety I didn’t previously know existed. I admit, I thought he was a “normal collie” who’d had his fur buzzed off for the Summer. That dog drew comments from everyone we passed – the best from a small boy who turned to his parents to announce, “That dog is pretending to be a wolf!”
I kept telling Will I was sad to not have my “real” camera with me as I scampered to keep up with the group. Many of the homes – like the one above – had so many details my phone couldn’t really capture. I’ll have to come back for a more-thorough tour.
(Also, we were so close to the Unity Temple – an item on my Chicago List - so we clearly will be making a return visit.)