When I went to visit my best friend in Orland Park, IL, I thought we would do a lot of fun things. I wanted to go hot-air ballooning, race through the mountains, or anything else that would offer some thrills. We spent the first night getting reacquainted. The weather had turned cool and rainy on my trip to Orland Park, and neither of us wanted to go outside. The next morning, 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 day and only in the low 80s. She said we could spend the afternoon wine tasting, then bring a couple of bottles of our favorites home. She had invited some other friends over for a party that evening. I was game to do most anything, as long as it got me out of the house. Instead of Cooper’s Hawk Winery, we went to lake Katherine, which turned out to be a lot of fun. We got to see the wildlife and enjoy walking. I always 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 bad if the temperatures are like this all summer long, but I heard winters can be brutal. I wouldn’t enjoy winter winds near zero and the wind blowing almost constantly 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.