I promised Austin that we would walk along the lake at dawn to the Field museum and have a picnic before I went to work one day this summer. Today, I did so with his roommate. We got up at 4:30 so we could meet at 5 and be at Promontory Point by 5:30, where we sat as the sun rose. Then we wended our way along the lakefront trail the 6 and a bit miles to the museum where we ate delicious pastries. Along this walk, I kept imagining Austin sharing in our joy in the out of doors, even at this ridiculous hour, seeing him roll his eyes as I stopped to look at plants along the side of the path, and feeling him hugging me we completed our journey.