My trip was a success. I’m home, and all in one piece.
All I can say is you’re hardcore if you can live here full time.
I don’t care how beautiful it is in the summer.
Chicago is straight up freggin cold.
I don’t think it warmed up even once in three days.
It just kept getting colder.
I still don’t care for flying, but I can see how it could serve a purpose if your in a hurry and like to gamble with your life.
I had a window seat in row one, which afforded me the ability to periodically peer out and check the engine and wings.
You know, to make sure all was working and good.
Here are a few city pictures I shot while riding the train back to the airport.
This is Spice.
I believe Spice’s goal this trip was to eat his way in and out of Chicago.
The group agreed, “He nailed it”.
Nice job Spice, the plumbers union of Chicago thanks you
Good times brotha. Spice educated me to the new word of the day “Ring Stingers”. Apparently it’s a side effect from eating a burger called the “Goblincock” at a restaurant called Kuma’s Korner.
Kuma’s is a restaurant with food named only after heavy metal bands.
For some reason, the entire train ride I had the tune from the 70’s TV show, “Welcome back Kotter” runnng through my head.
Here’s J Ryan, my boss and roommate for this trip.
J is the lead singer of a band called Six Finger Satellite that originated in Rhode Island.
Here are few covers of their albums. They have a bunch more.
Jeremiah Ryan (singer, keyboards, lyrics)
Dan St Jaques
Click above to check out their myspace page to see what you’re missing.
These guys have been jamming and putting out albums since 1990.
To quote J Ryan to me, “It’s music for the head”.
Here’s our group hard at work, making history in our own way.
We pretty much managed to accomplish everything we set out to do in Chicago.
Our hosts were great. Thank you.
Here’s a shot of a colorful building across the street from where we were working.
Some sort of Cabaret.
Click on picture to enlarge if you’re into that.
I have to retract my statement about not getting any eye contact from the people in Chicago.
On Thursday night I took a cold, short walk looking for a store where I could purchase some Advil.
Believe me, at that time of night, I was getting all kinds of un-welcomed eye contact.
Guess I went full circle this trip, I found myself staring at the ground not wanting to look up.
Funny how things work.
I walked a little faster than usual back to the hotel and called my wife.
The Chicago atmosphere changes a little after 10pm-ish.
That’s ok, that’s usually when I go to sleep.
First time I’ve seen one of these up close. No room to fart in this thing, (Guess there’s always Bean-No).
Two of these things take up the same space as one car.
The dilemma, one of them costs the same as two cars?
Denver International Airport.
I’m back home in Colorado Baby !
And yes, every Coloradan drives by this big circus tent looking airport and wonders…..
“What the hell were they thinking when they built this?”
It was above freezing when we landed in Colorado.
Chicago, it’s been fun, great City you have there. Might I suggest heated sidewalks or possibly a retractable dome.
You can bet your ash next time I visit will be during the Summer.
Tomorrow Krista, I, Andy and Aimilee will be attending the Denver Broncos game vs the Chiefs.
It’s the only Broncos game were going to this year so we’re showing up early to tailgate.