This summer, Salty D. and I are actually taking a vacation together, getting away for longer than a weekend. We considered lots of places and times for traveling, including Europe (not a great idea now, and over our budget,) the Caribbean, the southwest U.S., Napa Valley, the Jersey shore.
We decided on Chicago. In the summer. Hot in the city.
D. has never ever been there and I have. He has a fantasy about visiting all the places in the Blues Brothers movie. I know that's not possible, but we'll give it a fair shot.
"This is definitely Lower Wacker Drive. If my estimations are correct, we should be very close to the Honorable Richard J. Daley Plaza!"
"That's where they got that Picasso. "
So I found a hotel near Lower Wacker Drive. And we'll go see that Picasso.
And a whole list of other stuff, including a side trip to Milwaukee to see friends and Harley-Davidson and Laverne & Shirley.
I'm still wondering about great places to eat and drink in Chicago, and maybe hear some live music. We're not leaving tomorrow, and there's still plenty of time to plan. I'm a planner.
Love the city? Have a favorite place you'd like to recommend?
Please comment and I'll send you a postcard (because I actually still do that.)