Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Drive Through "Beach Walk"

Running parallel to part of Lake Michigan's lake front is

the infamous Lake Shore Drive.

Al Capone actually owned a house here in early years ... way down the drive.

Rumors are that there was an underground tunnel that led

straight to the highway, which made escaping the law a cinch.

And the garden's grounds were pistol shaped!

But today . . .

If you take a right, you can drive through a gated community

into a summer Disney Land atmosphere . . .

Now mind you, not just anyone can live here.

It's for the rich and semi-famous.

(They're who are a legend on their own dime.)

The community is basically for
"Chicago people . . ."

So let's take a right, and see what's in there!

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There are narrow little streets with sand sliding off the sloped banks,

and lots of beach grass.

Lawns are never mowed - after all - this is a Get Away spot.

Its ALL beach grass anyway, so its perfectly acceptable,

to let your lawn go au naturale!
Its all "eye candy" in here . . .

Made to look like Cape Cod?

Don't you think that's odd?

All with a cute white fence . . .
Must have cost a pence!


Houses that are small . . .

There are houses that are tall . . .

Houses that are blue . . .

All are quaint and new.

Houses that are pink . . .

No one will raise a stink!

Even a shade of rose . . . that's how the story goes . . .

Yes, every house is a little different than the next.

All have slightly different architecture,

all lined up side by side,

and I'm sure they all live happily ever after.

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There are about 100 houses in this little

community of rich folk.

Tomorrow, we'll look further!

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1


Iris said...

Love the houses - and the commentary :)

CookieBabe said...

Thanks! Trying to keep up!