When I went to visit my best acquaintance in Orland Park, IL, I thought every one of us would do a lot of fun things, however i wanted to go hot-air ballooning, race through the mountains, or anything else that would offer some thrills! Both of us spent the first night getting reacquainted, then the weather had turned cool and rainy on my trip to Orland Park, and neither of us wanted to go outside. The next afternoon, the sun was shining, and it was in the sixties! She asked if I wanted to go to Cooper’s Hawk Winery in the afternoon. It was supposed to be a beautiful afternoon and only in the low 77s. She said every one of us could spend the afternoon wine tasting, then bring a couple of bottles of our number ones home. She had invited some other friends over for a party that night. I was game to do most anything, as long as it got myself and others out of the house. Instead of Cooper’s Hawk Winery, every one of us decided to go to lake Katherine, which turned out to be a lot of fun. Both of us got to see the wildlife and enjoy walking. I consistently enjoyed being outside, and walking around Lake Katherine and enjoying the botanical garden was perfect. I came back with the start of a suntan, and I never broke a sweat; Maybe Orland Park, IL, isn’t so poor if the hot and cold temperatures are prefer this all Summer long, although I heard winters can be brutal. I wouldn’t enjoy Winter winds near zero and the wind blowing almost consistently off the lake. It might be nice to come to Orland Park, IL, in the summer, but I’ll keep my winters in the south.