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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

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)]


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

Count me in!


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There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

voluntold

Hahahahaaaa love that!


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tesla
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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

voluntold


ish kabibble

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, July 19th (Friday)

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)]


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 5:41 AM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

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


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CluelessGuy
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Default  Posted: 12:43 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

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.


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

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


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

Wanna come down for dinner during the week AJsMom?


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Dagny07
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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

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


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R: Tenaciously optimistic

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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

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.


Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, July 25th (Thursday)

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.


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 9:32 AM, July 29th (Monday)


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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torn2bits
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Default  Posted: 10:10 PM, August 1st (Thursday)

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!


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M: 24 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, August 11th (Sunday)


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, August 12th (Monday)

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.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

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


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There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

probably smart


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, August 23rd (Friday)

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.


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"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, August 23rd (Friday)

Have a safe trip!


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 11:00 PM, August 24th (Saturday)

NIK is working on posting some pics, but while she does, I wanted to share my two favorite NIK quotes from this evening:

We have very few things in Iowa that can kill you that aren't large. Like if a cow fell on you, it might crush you.

and

What the heck is that thing? Oh, it's the moon.



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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, August 25th (Sunday)

They have a different moon in Iowa.


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And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning. - T.S. Eliot

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Default  Posted: 11:59 AM, August 25th (Sunday)


You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, August 25th (Sunday)

In NIK's defense.....that moon did look kinda *odd*. The moon is supposed to be up IN the sky. Like over-head. NOT at eye-level shining out from between skyscrapers.


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 12:55 PM, August 25th (Sunday)

Maybe the tall buildings disoriented our rural friend.... The moon has to look different when viewed through skyscrapers than over hogs, cows, and corn....

Ama, Thanks very much for setting this up. I had a great time. W had a great time. We'll probably even go back to the restaurant, though it won't be the same without you, NIK, and gonna.

And, when the pics arrive, let me report that W says her dish (lemon chicken with angel hair pasta) was fantastic! (But any place would be good with the company.)

(Note: to Iowa chauvinists: I'm only pretending not to know that there are cities in Iowa....)


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, August 25th (Sunday)

Photobucket is not my friend today. I'm working on it, though!


You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, August 26th (Monday)

I think I've got Photobucket back in line...

Chicago skyline from Shedd Aquarium

Weatherly, Amazonia, NIK

Amazonia, Weatherly and H (Aussie) on the water taxi

Chicago skyline from the water taxi

Contestants in the City Chase competition rappelling down the Navy Pier Headhouse

Bruschetta

Lovely Malbec

Eggplant parmigiana

Lemon chicken with angel hair pasta

Chicken vesuvio

Shells and broccoli

Spinach ravioli


[This message edited by nowiknow23 at 6:05 PM, August 26th (Monday)]


You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, August 26th (Monday)

You all look great! And the food looks delicious!


Take up your space (and do it well).

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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, August 26th (Monday)

Love that Layer Cake Malbec! Looks like you had a great time.


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Default  Posted: 8:39 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

What, no box wine? Y'all look great and that looked like a fun day.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:20 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

What, no box wine?
Saving that for the next trip to CA.


You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

Did you eat at Italian Village?

The food looks amazing!


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 10:22 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

A little place called Tufano's Vernon Park Tap. And the food was very good.


You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox


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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, August 27th (Tuesday)


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, August 30th (Friday)

Great pictures!


Failure is success if we learn from it.

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