Green Acres Isn’t the Place for We

Who Knew Both Jim and I are More Eva Gabor than Eddie Albert!

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Chicago is where We’d rather stay
We get allergic smelling hay
We just adore a high-rise view
Country, I love you but give me Chicago Loop!

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Even in the Frigid Windy Snowy Chicago Winter, We Love City Life!

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Because Like Flo at Progressive, We Too, Know How to Bundle!

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Here is Our 6 Month Living in Chicago Statistics:

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Blizzards Lived Through – 1 (the Weekend after We Moved to Chicago)

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Shows Attended – 2 (The Peking Acrobats for My Birthday and Book of Mormon for Our Anniversary)

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Family Visiting Popular Under Chicago Theater Sign Photo!

Deep Dish Pizza Restaurants Tried – 5 (Uno’s, Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, Pizano’s)

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Visiting Nephew Eating at Giordano’s!

Drinks During the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – 1 (Honestly, just 1 Drink Each).

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Yes, Only 1 Drink, but I Did Meet the Governor of Illinois!

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Restaurants – Too Many to Count (Food is Crazy Good Here)

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The Above Place is for the View…oh yea…and the Buffet!

And the place below is for their half off Oyster Happy Hour!

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Free Concerts in the Parks – 6 (Really, we do not take advantage of this as much as we should)

From Carl Visit June 2015

Relaxing to Some Music with the Nephew at Pritzker Pavilion 2 Blocks from our Apartment…                                       And Some Free Blues Below.

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Street Fairs – 10 (Not going to list them all)

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Most Were Very Much The Same; Booths, Fair Food, Music, and Beer.

And No, Not All of Them had a Girl in a Cat shirt Walking Ducks!

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But the Mole de Mayo Street Fair was A Whole Different Kind of Street Fair.
It Was All Dedicated to Culinary Art of Mole and Latino Lifestyle and was situated Perfectly in the Colorful Pilsen Neighborhood. 

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Famous People Seen – Around 5 or So (

Like Jesse Spencer Above and Taylor Kinney Below, but Most Exciting was Lady GaGa under cover in Grunge.

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House Guests – 9 (not all at once)

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Including Two Long Time Friends, All the Way from Texas and San Francisco!

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Road Trips – 3

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1. South Haven, Saugatuck, Kalamazoo, Bangar and Paw Paw Michigan in one Shot…
While Jim worked I Went Picking!

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2. And Then West Unity and Bryan  & Van Wert, Ohio for a Bit of the World’s Largest Yardsale…
As Well as Hope Over to Lafayette, IN just to Take a Look See.

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3. Also We Did a Road Trip in FL to West Palm Beach for Some Snorkeling!

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Professional Baseball Games Attended – 3

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One Cubs Game with Our Nephew!

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And a couple of White Sox Games with Family).

Typical Chicago Spots Visited – 7 plus

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The Bean, Of Course.

From Carl Visit June 2015

The Hancock Building.

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And The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.
Just to Name a Few!

Museums/Galleries/Historic Locations/Tours – 8

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Museum of Science and Industry (Been there 3 Times Now)

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Architectural Foundation River Boat Tour

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Glessner House Tour

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Art Institute of Chicago…Just to Name a Few!

There is are so many more items I could add to this list; like how many rooftop bars (5), How many alley parties (1, hoping to make that 3 soon), how many free happy hours through our building  we have attended (4), How Many of Our Decor Items Dawn Made (At Least 10), How many times Have we Used Our Hot Tubs (Lots), How many times have we used our Divvy Bike Memberships (Many), How Many Time We cooked A Whole Meal At Home (Not A lot), and How many photos have we taken from our balcony (Countless).

Speaking of Photos..
Here is the Last Item of List of Things We have Done while living in Chicago.

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Cat Photos Posted – Probably a Million

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Our Cute Blind and Deaf Kitty, Who Will Turn 20 Years Old In November.

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Princess Chloe

And That is About It!

Oh, And I Opened Up My Online Etsy Shop Again, Feel Free to Check it Out: OUR OWN BIG WORLD!

And Although I have Gotten Back in the Saddle of Posting Again, it May be awhile Before I Do So Again…

As I am having Surgery for Sinus Issues again in a Couple of Weeks.

Anyway…Cheers to A Great Next 6 Months to You All!
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~ by HenderBalz on August 24, 2015.

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