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Wednesday, July 6

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Bummed that the toboggan runs in the Forest Preserve are closed? Looking to get out and play in the snow? Here are some resources about where to go.

1. If getting out and away from home isn't an option, then know that this is less than ideal snow-angel snow. I'd save that for later.

2. This is absolutely incredible snowball-fight snow, and the snow is wet and packable. Keep that in mind.

3. I tried to beat the rush and went out and got my sleds last night ($10/per at Kmart). A few places that come to mind for sledding are: Montrose Hill, Gompers Park, Robichaux Park. The Forest Preserve District has some info on sledding, but the Chicago Park District does not (even though the home page of the Chicago Park District currently has a picture of someone sledding).

4. Skiing is an option too, if you got the skis.

5. After years of careful research, I can tell you the vodka goes best with hot chocolate.

6. Despite the storm, everyone will expect you at work. But calling in sick to play in the snow is darn tempting, isn't it?

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