Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Summer is quickly closing in. Kyle and I have a trip to Boston and a swing through the rest of the New England states next week. If anyone has a "must see" in Boston, please comment. We are planning to do the Freedom Trail for sure. It looks like you can get on a commuter trail and go to Plymouth. We won't rent a car until we leave Boston as we have been told their stretts aren't the straight nice right angles we have out here.
I dropped some things off at school and my room had been painted! That was a surprise and I know it hasn't been painted for twelve years. It is the same old ecru but I don't have great big expanses of wall so the neutral is fine with me. Or I am just boring like that.
I went over to Riley and picked up Neelly's quilt so I am going to get the binding done in the next couple of days. I'll post a picture when I have it finished. Thank goodness it is a large baby quilt since she is four months already.
Braden spent Wed. evening through Saturday noon with us. He is busy, busy and changing so quickly. Can't believe we are less than a month from a first birthday.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Braden learned to drink out of a straw. He caught on really fast and was a big fan of the punch.
Friday, July 15, 2011
We started the day with a river side brunch at Chicago Cut with Darci's friend from grade and high school, Kaye Lynne and her husband. It was delicious and once again beautiful outside.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Day 2 in Chicago started with a leisurely morning at Darci's. Kim, Kent, and I then went on the architectural boat tour along the Chicago River while Darci went to pick up an old high school friend.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
My sister Kim, brother Kent, and I traveled to Chicago to help our sister celebrate her 50th birthday. I think it is the first time we have ever gone anywhere together where our parents weren't there. We left Manhattan at 7:30am, got into O'Hare at 9:00am and took the train in to the stop closest to Darci's house. She lives in an interesting area called Bucktown which is just NW of downtown. The area has been renovated through the years she has lived there with new additions or remodels of old row houses each time I am there. She can see a lot of the downtown buildings from her patio on her rooftop such as the old Sears Tower, now the Willis Tower. I forgot my camera but am pretty pleased with the pictures off my new Droid Pro phone.
This might seem like a strange place to start for my three day trip to Chicago, but Whole Foods was certainly an interesting grocery store. I had heard about it but had never experienced it. While the prices were high, the variety of unusual foods made it a fun place to visit. This was the well stocked olive bar.