In May of 2011, I went to Oak Park, IL and saw the Hemingway Museum and Hemingway's birth home. It was someplace I've wanted to see for a while now, and it was a rewarding experience. I knew that I lived fairly close, yet I never managed to convince myself I had to see his home, until of course, I knew I was leaving the state and the notion of returning was slim to none.
Also, I studied Hemingway extensively in grad school, and not only am I intrigued by his writing, but by him as a person and his life. I only had one morning to make the trip, so I tried to use my time wisely and make the most of it. I enjoyed my trip tremendously and thought this would be a great outlet to share my experience with you.
While I wrote a bit about my trip at http://acoolwritersjourney.blogspot.com/ , this blog is an extension of that post so that I could include most of the photos I took. I'll also post occasionally about Hemingway's books and his writing, so I welcome you to post your own thoughts, experiences, and join in on the conversations as you see fit!
This will be a work in progress for a while, as I decide how to place the photos and try to utilize the blog to the best of its abilities, so keep checking back!