I am having email problems. I spent over an hour and a half on the phone last night with my ISP and the problem wasn't fixed. I was told it would take one to two days for them to fix and get back with me. Shortly thereafter, it was working. Yippee. I was able to log on from work today. Double yippee. It is down again. (Insert bad words here.)
Chicago was great fun. Jake was so excited to visit his cousins Alexis, 8 and Sophia who is almost 11. They are my grand nieces. Isn't this the coolest street sign? The area of Chicago they live in is called Ravenswood Gardens (aka Lincoln Square).
Every time I visit there, I am amazed at how different it is than living in Podunk, Ohio. Their neighborhood is so busy with foot traffic and people on bicycles. Every one seems to know everyone else.
The first day the kids decided to have a lemonade stand to capitalize on the neighbor's garage sale. Their mom posted it on the neighborhood Facebook page and so many neighbors came. It was a very successful sale and they sold out of lemonade.
Friday evening we walked a couple blocks to a small park where a band was playing. The cousins had fun on the playground and climbing trees.
|Niece Elise, hubby Michael, older daughter Sophia and DSO Fritz|
Saturday we took a ride on the El.
Time was spent playing in the fountain.
Then it was time for the Bean. I LOVE the Bean.
A selfie in the Bean.
Cooling our tootsies in icy cold water before heading back to the house for grilled salmon.
Saying goodbye . . . until next time :)
My niece sent me some more pictures, but guess what? They are in an email I can't retrieve. (Bad words, bad words, bad words.)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)