Monday, July 07, 2008

Summer in the City

.....back of my neck gettin' dirty and gritty.....

Lots of fun in the city happening over the past month. Here are a few pictures that tell the story:

The Bean

- a very interactive sculpture at Millennium Park near Lake Shore Drive projects a unique perspective of the city.

But wait -- this is even better! This is one of two 'facing' very tall fountains where kids of all ages play. Also at Millennium Park these fountains change how the water flows.

Look -- it's now a waterfall coming off the top and . . . . . .

It's lots of fun!

Chicago is a town full of summer festivals.

For example the Old Town Art Fair where Jason, Leah, and Andrea bought some very unique artifacts. If you look close you can see Andrea's new blue earrings.

And of course the ever popular Taste of Chicago -
where you can sample food from butter soaked corn on the cob to rainbow sherbet ice cream with every ethnic dish you can think of in-between.

Including of course - BEER!

Yes there are also many parades including the ever popular Gay Pride Parade.
Everybody is so happy this day. The dancing is quite spectacular. The floats are flamboyant. The crowd is ecstatic. And the beverages are ever so plentiful. Especially outside Monsignor Murphy's on Broadway.

Scott and Jason have discovered that pink lemonade with a 'twist' is the perfect beverage for the event.

Glad to report that Burnham Harbor is still one of the best harbors of the world. Or at least on Lake Michigan. We were able to visit with several of our Chicago sailing buddies including Chuck and Marybeth and Larry and Pat - pictured above.

The 4th of July weekend was spent at the lake house in Indiana. We had a great time with Scott's sister's family. Even though we had a few rainy days, water sports - fireworks - 'pit' and hearts card games - a thousand piece puzzle - hot tubbing - and never ending amazing meals made for a fantastic weekend. Thanks Teyemas!

So we begin July with a bang. Cubs are still in first place and won 2 out of 3 from the dreaded Cardinals. We have 3 family birthdays to celebrate this month: Erika T, Scott W. (otherwise known as captain snappy), and Jason (aka Dr. J). Happy Birthday to all.

Finally our token Mismo photos - just because she's the wonder cat!

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