The lovely fountain is the welcome mat to the Riverwalk. This is the beginning of the original Riverwalk that opened in 1981, in recognition of Naperville's 150 year anniversary, the city has continually improved and added to the Riverwalk since then.
Last year Dick Tracy joined the many other statues along the Riverwalk. Dick Lochner, the artist that drew the daily cartoon that appears in many newspapers across our nation, lives in Naperville, and has for several years. The statue is solid bronze and stands 9 feet tall, very easy to spot.
These ladies decided that the afternoon was perfect for rafting on the river. First they had to drag the boat into deep enough water to even get into it. But as you can see, they were rowing down the river probably singing "row row row your boat" as they drifted along.
I love walking along the Riverwalk talking to the people who are also out enjoying the day. These 3 were eating ice-cream, a brother and sister with their Nanny.
Beautiful girl, beautiful eyes..... I am entering this in Live Every Moment blogspot..here. I think this young lady is so beautiful with her beautiful eyes and the touches of freckles just add to her beauty.
Mom, look at the rock....can I throw it...huh, can I??
Ahhhh....sweet, young love!!!!
Blues and oranges were the colors of the day...look at those orange berries...don't know what they are, but they are gorgeous.
Brother and sister....love their eyes, big, dark, brown & eyelashes that wouldn't quit.
I giggled when I saw this...a hook, line and sinker tangled up in the tree, and this wasn't the only one.
We decided to join this little girl and eat a hotdog before we left the Riverwalk. An enterprising young man has a hot dog stand right next to the fountain, lots of business during the summer and I understand his late night business is better than his lunch business. After the bars close I guess lots of people need some food before they get in their cars and drive home. And speaking of driving home, after we ate our hotdogs we got in our car and drove home...a lovely afternoon at the Riverwalk.
"Today a new sun rises for me, everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it." - Anne de Lenclos
Until next time.....(comments always welcomed)