This is the time of year to take a leisurely drive in Bull Valley.
Obeying the speed limit, if in the village, of course, because traffic tickets are a main source of revenue for the municipality. In fact Bull Valley is the Chicago metropolitan area’s number one speed trap, according to the Chicago Tribune. Use your turn signals, too.
Having said that, during the summer I regularly drive up Cherry Valley Road to Wonder Lake. Parts of it where the tree limbs cover the roadway remind me of stretches of the Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where I grew up.
And this time of year, it is worth a special drive in the area just to see the daffodils.