Thursday, April 26, 2007

I don't care if I never get back

CHICAGO PICS

A little humor to begin with...Scott was taking so long to take a picture of me with my...Huge pancakes (this is the short stack) at the Grand Luxe Cafe that I resorted to making a funny face....

The humor continues at the John Hancock building in Chicago where you can pretend to be a window washer. I do agree with the hype that this view is better than the Sears Tower.

OK...so maybe I was just feeling particularly silly this morning...here I am striking a pose in front of the famous Wrigley Field sign.


This is the rooftop building that we went to. It is run by a company called Beyond the Ivy. Note the great rooftop stadium seats as well as the indoor area, with big picture windows, below.


This is the "media room" in the indoor portion. The seats are looking at one big screen and two smaller TV screens. The Cubs, Sports Center, The Bulls and other sporting events were on.



This is the indoor area that I thought resembled a nice box at a game. Behind the tables is the indoor bar, and you can see that there is a TV in there too...as you do not get a full field view.



So, here I am on the rooftop! The best, Jerry, the best!


There were "K" signs and slots which S got a kick out of.



So Sunday morning we met Scott's buddy and business partner (SH)and at his suggestion went to Lou Mitchell's, which I, now, highly recommend. When you walk in the door you are greeted and handed a fresh donut hole and when you are seated the ladies and kids get a little box of Milk Duds, I am sure there is a story...I have no idea. I had some great banana pancakes!



It was HOT Sunday. The redhead got her obligatory (sunscreen) rub down!
As you can see we went back to the rooftop. We figured by the time we bought a ticket (it was the Cards!) and had all we could eat and drink the price for a ticket was not all that bad. Plus, S wanted his buddy to experience it too.

S and his buddy enjoying beer on the rooftop.




Monday morning S and his buddy had business meetings so I braved the L alone and headed out to Frank Lloyd Wrights Home and Studio at Oak Park. This is my attempt at a self portrait in front of the house. This is right after I ran (the only running of the trip) about a mile to (try to) make it for the 11:00 tour. When I got there I was told the 11:00 tour was sold out, but there were plenty of spots in the 11:20 tour. Of course, I had no idea there was an 11:20 tour!



No pictures allowed inside....but I highly recommend it! It is a beautiful and functional and practical and magical space that is so far ahead of its time it is amazing!



Outside Oak Park 3.


I needed no sunscreen for Monday night's Cubs game...it was FREEZING. I even signed up for a credit card in order to get the "gift" which was a blanket. I am sure Bank of America did well with their promotion that night!




I never got any pizza. I went home Tuesday afternoon and S and his buddy had pizza Wednesday night. They went to Uno's. I am not a fan of deep dish...so I was not all that bummed.
I had a great time and I am sad it is over... but it is time to get my lazy but back to the gym...gotta work off all those pancakes and all that (all you can drink is dangerous!) wine!


Let me root root root for the....CUBBIES, if they don't win it's a shame
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the ole ball game!

1 comment:

JohnnyTri said...

great recap of the trip and awesome pics! Looks like total fun!

thanks for the comment on daughter..

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