This time around, I got my annual leave in winter and wondered where I could visit when the weather was gloomy and inviting. I even wondered if there were places that were open for visitors to go. It was during the online search that I came across a pleasantly reviewed place in Glenview, IL. It was known as the Grove, and I wondered why I had never heard of it for the three years I had worked in the area. It was my habit to visit different places in Glenview whenever time allowed, and I had no plans of missing out on this one just because it was winter. So I inquired a bit about the Grove and decided that this was my new destination. Pleasantly, it was perfect for a little getaway, especially if you intend to relax and rejuvenate. It offered an excellent ambiance to walk around and learn. I fell in love with the interpretive center, where I learned about exotic plants and animals. The winding nature trails surrounded by unique plants and animals such as turtles were my favorite. I felt closer to nature and a higher being than I had done in a long time. The palace also seemed to have an excellent heating unit since it was comfortable despite the snowy weather I visited. It was quite an experience, and I would highly recommend it. I am not sure how the place looks or feels when it is not wintertime, but I guess it would be equally magical or even better. It is definitely something I would want to try.