The place where Simon does gymnastics is not far from the Chicago River. Sometimes deer who have been wandering down the river can be seen in the woods behind the gymnastics center. One day we came out of gymnastics and the lady deer started chasing us! She didn't seem aggressive and was probably looking for food. It was crazy! Outside of a zoo, I had never been so close to a deer before and Simon loved it! We ran to the car and there was a big right in front of us too! We went back a week later with Nonna and Dylan to bring them carrots and apples. They were very happy!