A Day in Chicago

Karen and I decided the other day that she would take a day off during the week and we would go somewhere.  Our original plan was to head to Indianapolis for a couple of days, spend the night, that sort of thing.  The dilemma… the pups.  We wanted to take them, and could have, butContinue reading “A Day in Chicago”

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Chicago to the Carlton Inn Midway Via The L

We checked out of our room this morning, walked the four blocks to the L train station, bought a couple of passes at the nearby currency exchange, climbed the steps up to the platform, jumped on our train when it showed a few minutes later, road out to the second to the last stop onContinue reading “Chicago to the Carlton Inn Midway Via The L”

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Yolk, Fish, The Lake, The Pier, The River, Willis, and Chicago Dogs

What a full day we’ve had. Started off lounging around the room for a bit to let the major part of the storm pass, then we were off and running. First stop… Yolk for breakfast. Wow. I had the stuffed french toast. French toast stuffed with raspberry jam and cream cheese topped with bananas andContinue reading “Yolk, Fish, The Lake, The Pier, The River, Willis, and Chicago Dogs”

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Champaign/Urbana to Chicago

Well… here we are in the Second City. We started the morning by dropping off Mary’s car at Charlie and Jennie’s place and then getting a ride from Jennie in to the train station. She was wonderful. Took us to the train station, went inside with us as we checked in and got our boardingContinue reading “Champaign/Urbana to Chicago”

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First Stop Hood River

First stop on the Parker sibling great American road trip… Oregon to Illinois… Finds outr intrepid adventurers in Hood River getting gas, a coffee refill, and subway healthy breakfast sandwichs. We are off to a great start folks…. And the sun is starting to peak through!

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23 Movies With Music and 3 Musicals

Music sometimes makes a scene, or a movie for that matter. Here’s a selection of tunes used in films that had an impact on me. By no means a comprehensive list, but a few who sprung to mind when I thought of doing this post. Enjoy and feel free to add your own in theContinue reading “23 Movies With Music and 3 Musicals”

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Shoe

Shoe, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. There was a flurry of activity, as you would imagine, that day. Girls getting ready, but not really having to rush, which was nice. The boys arrived some time after the girls did, after having gone to breakfast and gotten ready themselves. They finished getting the coach house ready forContinue reading “Shoe”

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The Brides Room

The Brides Room, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. At this point we are, the girls that is, all at the Glessner House. This is the room they provided for the girls to get ready. It was perfect actually. Great size, loads of room, good light, mirrors, and private. You can see Mary putting a little makeupContinue reading “The Brides Room”

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30 East Huron

30 East Huron, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The second to last shot I took in Chicago. The only thing connected with Chicago to blog after this is… the wedding. Yes folks, there’s a whole lot more coming. Hope you enjoy looking/reading as much as I’m going to enjoy blogging about it. LOVED the whole experienceContinue reading “30 East Huron”

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