Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
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... in-laws Jared and Adam and beautiful granddaughters Isabella and Emma to one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago, Piccolo Sogno, which is Italian for little dream. We had some great food and some equally great wine. The night was a giant celebration of sorts. My daughter Heather and both her daughters Isabella and Emma were all born within 7 days of each other. Later in September Isabella will turn 8, Emma will turn 5 and Heather, well Heather will be one ...
... tried my best to annoy him and found myself hilarious (as did he in the end). We were feeling pretty tired by the evening so we watched a film in the room and then went for a quick bite to eat in a Chinese restaurant near the hotel so we could get an early night. The Chinese restaurant was actually quite good and I was happy as they had prawns with caramelised pecans on the menu, my favourite.
We had most of the day on ...
... up, set examples that way, that kids were having babies, that generational problems of unemployment existed, that the money they can make selling drugs is a disincentive to working for a few bucks an hour -all true locking them up isn't the answer. And we have seen the extraordinary generosity of philanthropists who have made this city something extraordinary. And living on the 17th floor was exciting, an urban 'hit' with views more stimulating than one can ...
... stopping in at the lobby of Sexton Lofts to collect a cheque left with 'Mr Lewis' the doorman - $350, being payment in advance for the carparking. (Mr Lewis, like the other doormen in the building, had a red flower in his lapel in honour of Memorial Day). The gardens along 'The Magnificent Mile' have had mass plantings of tulips; unfortunately we are here too late for the flowers and can only see the greenery which is being left to die down. It would have ...
... yucky weather. Following our fill of xmasness with kids, we headed back downtown to the Chicago zoo - where they it is not only free to get into - but have the most amazing xmas light display - with lights going off in time with music in two parts of the zoo. Absolutely beautiful, not many animals, but then it was night time and I think they were smart and were tucked up inside their warm cages. Feeling peckish - we left the ...