Look!: Outdoor Dining Rooms at Ravinia

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Yo-Yo Ma was at Ravinia last night. Sublime weather, gorgeous music, a train trip and our favorite part of any Ravinia outing, the people watching.

It is so much fun to see the camps that get set up on the lawns. People go all out - mini folding dining tables with linens, flower arrangements, candles and "real" plates and wine glasses are everywhere.

Then there are folks on the other extreme, just a backpack tucked under the head as a pillow, plastic cup of beer at their side, stretched out on the grass. We tend to hit somewhere in the middle - bamboo mats, bottle of wine, cold salads and card games.

Here are a few pics of the "outdoor dining rooms" in our general area:


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and one cute old-fashioned picnic basket...

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