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Amazonia posted 7/17/2013 19:13 PM

Who wants to hang out??

I've got the evening of Saturday, August 24 booked for SI. Someone local will have to help pick a place (unless anyone else steps up, Tesla will be voluntold to help).

I've also got some flexibility the following days: Aug 25 - 29 for lunches, dinners, architecture cruises, trips to the zoo/aquarium, etc. (And am open to suggestions on what to see since I'm playing solo tourist for a week.)

Interested:
Tesla
NIK
Ama
torn2bits
sissoon (maybe?) & Wife
Weatherly
gonnabe2016

[This message edited by Amazonia at 1:55 PM, August 23rd (Friday)]

nowiknow23 posted 7/17/2013 19:21 PM

Count me in!

FaithFool posted 7/17/2013 19:49 PM

voluntold

Hahahahaaaa love that!

tesla posted 7/17/2013 21:00 PM

voluntold

sisoon posted 7/19/2013 12:37 PM

We're probable.

A suggestion - Sun Wa (http://sunwahbbq.com/) in the 5000 block of Broadway for 'Roast/Beijing Duck 3 ways'. We'd need to make reservations. (It's not quite Beijing, but it's the best duck I've had in the US. Alas, the soup is lacking.) It's just a suggestion, BTW; we're flexible, and we might not make it anyway....

[This message edited by sisoon at 12:38 PM, July 19th (Friday)]

Amazonia posted 7/23/2013 05:41 AM

Sisoon, if another day is better for you (during the week) I am pretty flexible.

CluelessGuy posted 7/24/2013 00:43 AM

Two recommendations, same venue. Uptown Poetry Slam on at 7 p.m. Sunday. Or 9 p.m. Wednesday for their gypsy jazz show, which is outstanding. I can't promise to attend either at the moment, but if you like poetry or jazz, you should check out the Green Mill.

ajsmom posted 7/24/2013 09:08 AM

Dagnabit.

That's a crazy weekend for me - golf tourney on Saturday; two fund raisers on Sunday - you should come 90 miles north and hang with me!

Have a great time!

AJ's MOM

Amazonia posted 7/24/2013 10:18 AM

Wanna come down for dinner during the week AJsMom?

Dagny07 posted 7/24/2013 10:56 AM

Definitely do the river architecture cruise. Also check out Milennium Park; you can go online and see what's going on that week.

ajsmom posted 7/24/2013 12:10 PM

Wanna come down for dinner during the week AJsMom?

Super hard to, otherwise I would (work schedule, train schedule, blah, blah, blah).

A weekend day would be much better and it stinks because I normally don't have things going on both days. This particular weekend is the exception.

Sigh.

sisoon posted 7/25/2013 12:54 PM

The evening of 8/21 is tough for us. Our son, DIL, and GS may be visiting that week, but their plans are still up in the air - if it's an evening thing, our GS will be sleeping, now that I think about it.....

We're basically retired, so we can be flexible to accommodate folks who have specific time commitments.

Sun Wa's roast duck is special, but Chicago pizza is, too. Just sayin'....

IIRC, you'll be here for a week. Another suggestion for you is B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted for great blues.

Amazonia posted 7/29/2013 09:32 AM

torn2bits posted 8/1/2013 22:10 PM

Ama, I would be interested in meeting on Aug 24th as I normally do a month long celebration for my birthday.

I live in Chicago so whereever you are staying, if in the city will be no problem for me.

The Architecture cruise is one that I do every year as I love it! Was going to try the Kayaking tour on the river this year as well.

I am rambling, but I would love to hook up!

Amazonia posted 8/11/2013 15:58 PM

Rebreather posted 8/12/2013 10:48 AM

Word of advice: don't laugh on the architecture cruise. You'll be scolded.

Make them take you to Geno's, Ama. For reals. Oh! There is also this place that makes inside out pizza. Damn, I cannot recall the name. So good.

nowiknow23 posted 8/18/2013 20:13 PM

My calendar is saying this is less than a week away. Maybe we should firm up plans?

Amazonia posted 8/18/2013 20:25 PM

probably smart

Amazonia posted 8/23/2013 13:45 PM

Okay, I just sent out PMs with info about where to meet and when. If anyone else is interested, please let me know!!

Looking forward to meeting everybody tomorrow.

Sad in AZ posted 8/23/2013 14:43 PM

Have a safe trip!

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