|The "Big Hill" at Evanston's Mount Trashmore.|
The lid to the recycle bin was frozen shut this morning and that means only one thing. Ski season in Evanston is right around the corner. Soon, I'll be taking the first turns of my new life in Illinois on the biggest hill in our new town: Mount Trashmore.
Evidently, Evanston's Mount Trashmore is known around these parts as "THE BIG HILL".
What's THE BIG HILL? Here's what evanstonpatch.com says: "If you're uninitiated, it's the nirvana of sledding/snowboarding/tubing and tobogganing. It's a steep, icy slope, full of moguls -- a straight shot down – notwithstanding the other sledders/snowboarders/tubers and tobogganists.
If you've done THE BIG HILL before, you know it's also refered to as the "E.R. trip waiting to happen." Or the Nightmare on Oakton Street." Or the "I-can't-believe-I'm-letting-my-kids-go-down-this-deathtrap." Or, for the more adventurous of us, the "I-can't-believe-my-kids-talked-me-into-going-down-this-lawsuit-of-a-hill-but-I'll-be-damned-if-I-let-them-go-down-it-alone" hill."
Oh yeah. Bring it on.