Hot summer day in Volo

Where is Volo? When I posted the barn my friends in FB asked, “Where is Volo”?

According to Wikipedia, Volo is a tiny village in Lake County, Illinois. It is only 4 square miles, of which 98% is land and the rest is water. That probably accounts to Volo Lake where we went to last Sunday.

Volo Lake

Volo Lake

Out of the blue on Saturday night I got a message from my friend Ginger asking my plans for Sunday. All I had was church so she asked if I’d be interested to go fishing.

I was excited not because of fishing at 91 deg.F but to take a short trip to a place I’ve not been to before. Besides a couple of weeks before, I saw an old car on exhibit at the Lake Forest oasis to entice people to visit Volo where they have a vintage car museum and antique mall. Well neither interests me, but who knows what I could find to photograph there.

We took Golf Road all the way to Volo.

Lunch at Fratello's their version of Portillos

Lunch at Fratello’s their version of Portillos

Not very country but more of a rural area trying to embrace progress. It is a fast changing community of new developments – new subdivisions, malls, and cornfields struggling to co-exist. Unfortunately it won’t be long before these farms would yield to new modern towns.

The road to the camp site

The road to the camp site

Ginger’s daughter has a vacation home in a trailer camp.

Ginger's daughter and grand-daughter

Ginger’s daughter and grand-daughter

Never been to one before and to my surprise, the houses looked so charming! The homes are trailer size but they have extended sun rooms in a good size lot and it was in a rolling hill with old trees with a lake beyond. They also have a community pool nearby. It is a gated community so it’s not open to the public.

“I want one!” I exclaimed. I’ve been looking at tiny homes for a vacation home when I retire. Away from the city, small enough to turn the air conditioning on without hurting the pocket. The trailer is compact, it has cathedral ceiling in the tiny living room and plenty of sleeping space in the mezzanine beside the master bedroom with a wall-wall closet in the main floor. Entertaining with a crowd of friends can all be done in the large screened-in porch. A tiny deck holds a whirlpool tub for 2. They got all the essentials in a big house in the city fitted in a very tiny space and yet it looked spacious rather than cramped. Nothing wasted.
The retirees who live there most of the year (it is open only from April-October) have beautiful flower gardens. Less time required for housekeeping, more time for fun! What’s not to like?

Here’s life!

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7 Responses to Hot summer day in Volo

  1. Amy says:

    A beautiful place to spent time between April and Oct. 🙂 Enjoyed the tour, thank you!


  2. bebs1 says:

    It is, just to get away from home. They live 15 minutes away, so it is convenient for weekend stays for them.


  3. That looks fabulous – everything you could want.


  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Looks like a beautiful spot. Perhaps we will be seeing you there more?


  5. bebs1 says:

    No am retiring to the Philippines in February, God willing but I want a tiny vacation house just like this.

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  6. bebs1 says:

    Yes, everything is driving distance Dorothy. I guess that’s what happens when you live in a small town.


  7. lolaWi says:

    lovely place for the weekends. a mini getaway.


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