The next day we reconnected with Dane and Angela whom we haven't seen since we met five years ago in Washington State. We originally met them at a hotel we were staying at the night before we took our Alaska cruise with Debbie & Mike, Bruce & Marcia, and Dreama & LeRoy. We have kept in touch with them through Facebook. They looked wonderful and are expecting their first child next month. They took us to the grocery store, Best Buy, and let us come to their home to meet their dogs, Wrigley and Max, do our laundry, AND treated us to dinner. Again, thanks so much Dane & Angela.
Tuesday morning, 9/2, we were able to reconnect with our looper friends Barb & Ross on Attitude Changer. We hadn't seen them for 2-1/2 months as we went the route of Lake Champlain and they took the Erie Canal route when we all went into Canada. It was so good to see them. Later that day our friends David & Susan flew in from California to visit for four days. We had a wonderful time visiting and touring Chicago with them. Wednesday we all went on a double decker bus to tour downtown Chicago and ate at Ed Debevic's, a restaurant atmosphere much like Dicks Last Resort in San Diego. Next day David, Susan, Jan and I went on a entertaining "gangster" tour. It was fun to hear all about the early mobsters, including Al Capone. We topped off the afternoon with visiting the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, had adult beverages, and enjoyed the view.
Sunday, 9/7, Dane and Angela joined us again to say goodbye to Lake Michigan and Chicago as we begin heading south, cruising the river system.
|Looking from our marina|
|Our friends Angela and Dane|
|It's not the windy city because of wind. Do you know how it got that name?|
|Soldier Field, home of the Bears|
|Do you know what TV show always opened with this fountain?|
|I think this called the water tower building|
|David and Susan spent their last night here|
|Ed Debevic’s, since 1984, has been Chicago’s only retro themed diner.|
The gangster tour of Chicago
See the bullet hole in the church pillar where Earl "Hymie" Weiss was gunned down?
|On top of the Hancock Building|
|Some of Chicago|
|Resturant on the top|
|Jan and Susan on top of the Hancock|
|More shots of Chicago|
|This is called "Flamingo"|