Or Depending How It Goes…A “Splat” Or Maybe a “Bam”.

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Although, I am Hoping for a Mary Katherine Gallagher Super Star Stance Myself.

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Before I explain myself let me go over the most awesomeness of Chicago that we so loverly had to chance to Experience, all 129 of them and I am sure I am missing many.


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-A Blizzard – St. Patrick’s Day Green Dying of the River & Parade- Cinco de Mayo Chicago Style – Mole de Mayo – The Blackhawks win the Championship – The Science & Industry Museum Many Times – The Art Institute Many Times – The Field Museum Many Times – The Wonderful Chicago Cultural Center – Oak Park and the Frank Lloyd Wright of it All – Not Only All the Wonderful Architecture, but the Actual Famed Architecture Tour from the River – The Old Glessner House – The Blues Fest – The Cubs go to the World Series – A Cubs Game – Two White Sox Games – The Chicago Theater for an Event and the Tour – Chef’s Week – Restaurant Week – The Green Mill Many Times – The Ghosts of Chicago – Do Division Street Fest – Activate Loop Alley Parties – Taste of Randolph – Taste of Chicago – The NFL Draft – A Dynasty Party – The Columbia Yacht Club – The Sears Tower Ledge – The Hancock Building Tilt – The AON Building 80th Floor – Navy Pier Summer Fireworks…Twice a Week – Divvy Bikes – The Shoreline – The Oak Street Beach – The River Walk – The Signature Room – Buddy Guy Museum – Macy’s Flower Show – Food Food and More Food – Chicago Design Museum – Berghoffs – Russian Tea Room – Chicago Dog – Deep Dish Pizza, Way Too Much, Deep Dish Pizza – Basement Bars – House of Blues – Living in a High Rise – Living in a High Rise with a View – No Car – The El – Lincoln Park, Old Town – Wicker Park – Pilsen – Hyde Park – Walking Walking A Lot of Walking – Any Kind of Shopping Close By – See Many TV Shows/Movies/Commercials Being Filmed – Belmont/Sheffield Street Fair – A Woman with Kitty Shirt on While Walking a Duck on a Leash – Flowers Blooming in Spring – Enjoyed Seeing the Corn Cob Buildings Any Time We Could – Bucktown – West Loop – Been to Many Rooftop Bars – Chinatown – Chicago Contemporary Museum – High Rise Spiders – Had Mario’s Italian Ice – NorthWestern Medical Center & Hospital – Bloomers Chocolate – Revolution Brewery – The 606 Trail – Chicago Athletic Club Hotel – Shedd Aquarium – Lincoln Zoo Christmas Lights – Christkindlmarket – Wrigley Field – The Vic – Light Parade – Christmas Tree Lighting – Ice Skating – Sidewalk Dining – Looking Up Constantly at the Architecture – Learning History Everywhere – Living “Next” to Lady Gaga – Seeing Many TV/Movies Stars – Handing Out TUBES of LOVE – Attending Many Fundraisers – Seeing Art Everywhere – Sitting on Our Balcony Soaking up the Sun or Looking at the View – Snow, Rain, Sleet & All in One Day – The Frigid Wind – Sitting at City Winery on River Walk on a Balmy Summer Evening – Even the Heavy Heat of a City Hot Summer Day – Free Concerts Everywhere – The Fountains, Oh the Fountains – People Watching – Feeding Finches on the Balcony – Watching Old Chloe Kitty (R.I.P.) soak up the Sun on the Balcony – Vintage Garage – Thrift Store Hunting – Antiquing – Finding Perfectly Good Things in Our Garbage Shoot Room or In the Recycling Bin (Big City Sanford and Me) – Exploring Neighborhoods – Finding New Places to Go by Just Opening a Door – Talking to Great and Interesting People – Listening to Music – Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park – Grant Park – Lakeshore East Park – Lakeside – Oh, The Artists – Uptown – New Friends – Not Cooking A Lot – Having a Gym, Swimming Pool, BBQ, Hot Tubs, Sauna, Steam Room, Free Coffee and a Door Man – Even Small Apt Living – Even the Homelessness – Seeing Other People Give and Be Generous – Smiles

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Let me not forgot the places and trips we so awesomely got to do outside of Chicago!  We are Not Going Far..So I am Sure We Will See More!

From TripsWeTookWhileLivinginChicago

South Haven, MI – St. Joseph, MI – Saugatuck, MI, Paw Paw, MI, Kalamazoo, The Worlds Largest Yardsale On US 127 In NW Ohio, Cleveland, Oh – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Toledo, Oh – Grand Rapids, MI – Galena, IL – Luddington, MI – Mackinaw City, MI – Traverse City, MI – Green Bay, WI, Milwaukee, WI – The UP – Lake Michigan – Lake Superior – Lake Heron – Lake Erie –  And HOPE TO SEE: – Niagara Falls – Buffalo, NY – Toronto – Lake Ontario

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And My Favorite, Thank You to All that Came to Visit Us, Once and Maybe Even Twice!

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Rina Bo Beana – The Mayer Clan – My Twin Nieces – My C-Man – Randy – Sarah – SF Bunny – Sacramento Bill – Jim’s Fun Work Mates – Laith – The Rest of You Missed Out

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If you Have Not Figured out yet, Yes, We are Moving Again.  And Don’t Worry…Jim is Coming Along on the Move…Not the Splat.  

He is Why we Are Moving…Again…As Usual.

We are Moving to the Very Cute Beach Town of St. Joseph, MI…so 3 months of the year it will be Wonderful…and the rest freakin’ frigid cold.  I am focusing on our first Month there, August, and Not thinking about anything else!

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Now, Let me Explain the Title of the Blog Post!

The Biggest Thing I Will Do Before We Leave
And My Husband, Jim Will Have to Witness is…

I am Taking the Respiratory Health Association Plunge!

(Aka The Big Bang, Fall, Splat, Jump, Bam)



It is a Fundraising Event and I am Now Chest Deep in IT and IT Is…

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Rappelling Down the Side of The Wit, a 27 Story Hotel, in Downtown Chicago on May 22!

Again Might I Remind You, It is a Fundraiser…

So I am Asking You, You and You to Donate Please!

Click Here (Or Copy and Paste Please) to Learn More and to Donate!


I Thank You in Advance of Your Kind Gift.

 Any Amount at All Is So Very Highly Apprectiated.

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Before I Go, I have to say the ONE thing that drives me crazy and I do NOT like About Chicago is their lack of Recycling.  It is a Shame, Shame, Shame. Recycle/UpCycle Forever!



~ by My Gnome Little World on May 5, 2016.

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