Surprisingly, this week was the first time we went over to check it out. It was pretty nice! There were a large variety of vendors and there were tons of families out and about. They even have a cooking demos by a local chef each week. We caught the very end of the cooking lesson this week by Nick Melvin. The chef demo on August 12 is on Quinoa Cuisine. We're huge quinoa fans so I'm going to try to make it to that one.
The area where they host the cooking demos was gorgeous. We plan to take some wedding pictures in Grant Park and this area is going to be 100% perfect. I emailed the picture above to our wedding photographer right away. Don't you love how the light comes through the giant trees to the stone arch. I'm pretty sure it used to be a fountain, now it's perfect for some wedding pictures.
We ended up buying some produce and some jam Sunday morning. All of the produce that we needed for the week wasn't available at the market, so Stephen and I dropped off what we bought and headed to the DeKalb Farmer's Market to finish off our shopping list. Great Sunday morning.
Over the weekend we also discovered our new favorite park not too far from our house - the South Bend Dog Park. Yep, we found a legit dog park by our house. I noticed the sign for the park a few months ago when we drove past on our way to a Dave Matthews Band Concert at Lakewood Amphitheater. Now that Goose is old enough and fully recovered from his neutering surgery with all his shots we decided to take the pups out to see how they like it. Obviously we knew Mabel would be in Heaven as long as we brought a ball, which we did. Goose was pretty excited about his freedom off the leash. He didn't quite understand fetch (he can do it in the house, but in wide open spaces he had no clue what to do) but he'd run with Mabel as she went after the ball. The park is huge and they had tons of space to run. We were lucky to be the only ones there on Saturday morning. There are a lot of hills in the park so after 4 or 5 throws of the ball both pups were tired and we headed home. We met another family on Sunday who come to the park all the time and they said work day evenings are packed. We'll try to avoid those times because Mabel doesnt' always get along with other lady dogs. The best part of the park - how tired they are when we get home.