Continuing our adven...

So we’re continuing on our adventure today and setting off for more southern destinations.  Before heading off though, we decided to go see a few other truly Chicago places. The first of which is the Abt store, complete with waterfalls and fishtanks. This store is hard to describe...

Birthday Blues

So its Andrew’s birthday today, and this year we’ve decided this year to forgo presents in lieu of a great experience (this applies to my birthday too, in December).  Part of the reason is, we are really tight on space and honestly there is not much room for any more stuff. Also,...

Thanksgiving Thursda...

Today we had a relaxing day with our friends – we were all off work and we settled in for a somewhat chilly Thanksgiving...

Faucets and other fi...

The van has been sitting in a few pieces for a couple days but we’re not really in a rush as we’re not planning to leave for at least another week, after Thanksgiving. Though, the weather was reasonable today so we had a chance to do a bit of work on it. The delivery of the faucet...

Lazy Sunday

This morning was a bit of a lazy day but we still managed to venture out and get some supplies for the van.  There were a few things we were not able to do before we left which need to be tended to.  One of which is the non-functional wiper motor, the other is changing the oil.  We worked at...

Little people, big c...

We visited Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago today, and it was pretty chilly… Walking around the park, I can see how this would be a great summer venue with the huge open air theater and water park for the kids. In the winter though, they also have an outdoor ice rink. The one thing...

Chicago by Night

We had a great time touring the city and checking out the great buildings, but as it started to get darker (and colder) we retreated indoors for a taste of the Art Institute of Chicago. I will be the first to admit that I know very little about art, but I enjoyed the visit. The Institute is a...

“My kind of town”...

Today was our big trip out to the city! We chose today to go in because several of the places we wanted to check out would be free today (or close to it). Like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Planetarium (while not free, was having a special after dark event). Unfortunately though the...