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Minneapolis.

CVH wanted to go to Minneapolis for our anniversary. They have a convenient train there. Takes you from the airport downtown (and other places). Our hotel was pretty conveniently located, but there were portable police cameras parked out in front. … Continue reading

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Xmas shopping, part II

It rained all day yesterday, and now CVH wanted to get out of the apartment. We took the good old 147 bus downtown. We got off at the 900 Shops, a mall with a huge condo tower/Four Seasons hotel on … Continue reading

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Football on TV

CVH and mama love watching football on TV. Although I don’t know much about American football, I’ll often join them. TV coverage of football has improved tremendously in the last fifteen years or so. It used to be excruciating to … Continue reading

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Xmas Shopping

Everybody goes Christmas shopping. First, we went to the Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza. CVH got a Nepalese hat. Made in Nepal. It was a little cool, of course, and some pigeons hung out around the war dead memorial flame. We … Continue reading

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Tourists

Friends, old and new, came to town this weekend. We took advantage of the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House to see some iconic Chicago buildings. We visited the outdoor deck at the Cliff Dwellers Club. The Grand Banking Hall, where … Continue reading

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Chicago Transit Authority

Today was the 75th anniversary celebration for the CTA. No speeches or fireworks, but they did bring out three old L trains and three old buses. There was this 1969 Green Limousine. I got to ride on this 1923 L … Continue reading

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Merchandise Mart

Nothing particularly special, it’s just that I went by the Merchandise Mart on my walk this morning, and thought it looked really nice in the sun.

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Chalk Howard Street

We took the L up to Rogers Park and the Chalk Howard Street festival. Chalk artists from around the country came to chalk up Howard Street, including this shot of Chicago native Harrison Ford climbing up out of the ground. … Continue reading

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Milwaukee

Admit it: all your life, you’ve wanted to vacation in Milwaukee. Yet, despite the planning and scheming, it hasn’t happened yet. Well, we made the dream a reality. CVH wanted to go to the state fair. There is an Illinois … Continue reading

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Cat Video Fest 2022

How can anyone possibly resist? We had a great time, as always. Seen in the beautiful 1929 Music Box Theatre, the way movies are meant to be seen. Lots of popcorn, and a hugely appreciative crowd. There was an announcement … Continue reading

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