Author Archives: conrad
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
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
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.
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
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
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
I walked down the street to watch this year’s Pride Parade. It was huge. It was a beautiful day for a parade, and the spectators were appreciative. It was very loud. I hope everyone wore enough sunscreen.
And GC1 got me a souvenir medal at the Zoo.
The grandkids wanted to go to the Field, and especially to see Sue. The picture they take when you first arrive. Don’t they look thrilled? They were a lot happier after they got into the museum. They got to see … Continue reading