Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmastime in Chicagoland

I’ve been hearing some whining from readers who want to know what we are doing.

Sandy and I have been in the Chicago area since November 30 and we are trying to become accustomed to snow, freezing temps and sometimes below zero wind chill temps.  Gee.  Why did we ever leave the Midwest?

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One evening with our oldest son, Scott and future daughter-in-law, Sandy, we built ginger bread houses.  Scott is the tall guy in the center and Sandy is on the far right.

Yesterday we were in downtown Chicago with our daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Brad. 

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Before attending the annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert we spent some time in Daley Plaza visiting the annual Christkindlmarket featuring beer, brats and more food and handmade gifts including ornaments, candles, woodcarvings, cuckoo-clocks, European chocolates, beer steins, toys, glass blown items and toys from more than 50 vendors.

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Jennifer and Brad are expecting their first child in mid-January and Sandy and I are nearly as excited as they are.

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Here Sandy and I are wearing clothes that no sensible RVer should own.  Did I tell you that we are looking forward to being in Florida next month?

In closing, here is a special greeting to our favorite employee at the local Dominick’s Super Market in Fox River Grove, IL: Merry Christmas to Patty and to all of you.

See you in 2011.  Stay tuned.



  1. Marry Christmas to you & your family George! Kathy & I are having RV remorse after selling our Tiffin RV and are "living the life" through you guys :) Kathy is already talking about getting a smaller motor home and getting back on the road because her Mom is doing much better than last year. Sigh.

    Steve & Kathy Burnett

  2. We really enjoyed Chicago in July, but it does not seem to have the same appeal now :(

  3. No wonder you didn't want to tell us where you are! :D

    Linda Sand

  4. That shot of Orchestra Hall really brought back a lot of memories of attending concerts in the nose bleed seats! :)

  5. Greetings from rainy Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

    May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

    And always remember: Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)