Oak Park, IL blog might be AWOL (Kentucky) because of a Beer and Cheese Festival

I am going to hanging out with a friend of my mine down in the Lexington, KY area you know summer celebrations (because school is done) and a cousin of mine (Carissa) is graduating from the Eastern Kentucky University. I will miss the actually the graduation ceremony  but I will be down there to help her pack up her stuff (she is a last-minute type person) before but I will be in the area to celebrate too.

She told me of there is a fair about 30 minutes away that we can hang out and party at (I hope). It is a local fest in Winchester, called the “Beer and Cheese Festival”, so I have been doing some research on Facebook and Googling directions and places to go like restaurants, bars stuff like that. I will probably be buying her graduation gift down there as well if I can get away from her for a sec.

Since she is a huge geek and reader I found a place called Unicorn Music and Books that it is the middle of the fest, I do not want to make it obvious either. Plus, the book selection at Walmart, Walgreens, and Sears are not places with a huge book selection neither does it has a comic book selection and collectibles so I will drag her there during the fest. She is a light drinker so it will be easy to manipulate her into going and looking through that bookstore while I shop for her graduation gift.

This means I have to get some food in her stomach (besides cheese: gives her gas) so probably hitting D J’s Bar & Grill, the steak on a bun sounds interesting. So, I have four stops around that area to amuse myself and hopeful my cuz so I may have a gap in posts around that time. Unless I can pull off a miracle.

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Oak Park, IL wants you to reduce your Carbon footprint…. Yeah, good luck with that.

Okay someone sent me an old article regarding reducing possessions to lessen our “carbon footprint” this is actually, not a bad idea in theory. As most name brand (like Nike) clothes, are made in Vietnam and we spend a lot on such items. But do you really think this idea is a reality in Oak Park, IL???

I get my feet stepped on by kids existing in their I-pads at Walgreens at Lake and Harlem, the Village trustees are “modernizing” Downtown Oak Park, IL rapidly and half the parents I see on the streets are just absorbed into whatever “product” they want to buy that they ignore everything under the sun even their own kids.

I did love the article and I make sure the clothes I buy are usually made in America or somehow support local business and artists. I gave up on national brands long ago, like Nike, Abercrombie, etc. and if I do rock something from a chain store unless its underwear I hold off until I find clothing that does not help corporations prolong sweatshops and reduce local jobs.

 

Click the link for the article I was briefly discussing here:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-11-2017/Less-‘stuff’-lessens-our-carbon-footprint/

To understand how you can reduce your Carbon Footprint look at some of these sites:

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/

25 tips to reduce your Carbon footprint:

http://cotap.org/reduce-carbon-footprint/