As a teenager I loved to go camping… I didn’t have a license, or a car, so my chances for travel were pretty limited.
I also liked sneaking carona from my Dad’s garage fridge, and my best neighbor Ace had a hook up for cannabis, and camping was the perfect escape, because this was before cell iPhones once I was out in the woods nobody could find me! Ace and I lived next door to each other on the eastern edge of Glenview, Illinois.
If you aren’t regular with the area, Glenview is home to a wide range of animal wildlife, and thousands of acres of state parks and forest preserves, however there are a lot of restrictions as to where camping is allowed and where it is forbidden, but a Glenview native like me knew exactly where the best sites were; Ace and I would ride our bikes out of Glenview and deep into the hiking trails, before walking deeper into the heart of the forest preserve. This kind of sucked during the long, hot summer time months, because there is no cooling or weather conditions control out in the woods… Even if one of us could afford a portable cooling system, there was no power! With the neighborhood of Glenview safely in the distance, Ace and I would just hang out and get drunk together. I moved away from Glenview various years ago, but I still remember it fondly, then maybe if I get an air conditioned RV or camper I might even attempt to go camping outside of Glenview again one day.