Just another incredible Chicago weekend. In our everyday world (yeah, right)…..
a Friday morning working in the city
a quiet salad lunch, sitting in Millenium Park watching every color and shape of mankind jump into the fountains
a beautiful evening out with friends at the Toast of the Town wine tasting event at the Field Museum, rubbing shoulders with Vince Vaughn while re-filling my glass, munching on delicious sushi and lobster rolls
an unexpected limo ride back to a hotel bar
an early morning bike ride along the wonderfully refurbished lakefront path, south to Hyde Park, resting on the beach talking to the on-duty Chicago Police
riding back north and inadvertently becoming part of the festive Puerto Rican Day parade–so much fun!
meeting the kids after their solo train ride, then a water taxi north
daughter pulled into the street-performer show, called out to a raucous audience
a ride on the Navy Pier ferris wheel, overlooking the city on the slow-moving spin
mass at Holy Name Catherdral
beer on the sidewalk, waiting at Pizzeria Due for our name to be called, eating-eating more then
hugs on the sidewalk, comforting drive home.
It would talk a strong argument to convince me that there is a better city to be in on a lakeside, sun-filled summer day than Chicago. Overflowing, stimulating, culture-blending, music-filled, history-alive, future-untold. Fulfilling. Satisfying. C