Home again, home again. San Francisco was nice and all, but THIS is what January is supposed to look like, Thank You Very Much.
Have you ever wanted to drive more than 1,000 miles to circumvent a large body of water? My sister Betsy apparently has, and I’ve been recruited to join. We’re planning to do the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, which traces the outline of my favorite Great Lake. Here’s what that looks like (ignore the points–I had … More In the works: Lake Michigan Circle Tour
Yes, the last post was from Chicago. And yes, I’m going back to Chicago tomorrow (spoiler). But I can’t skip ahead without detailing my first trip there of the year, which technically rings in as 2015’s No. 5. The jaunt was a short one, but no complaints–it broke up the cross country plane ride from … More 5. Chicago, Illinois
I’m back at home for a whirlwind couple days this week to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday, and after months of talk, she and I finally checked out Old Town’s Perennial Virant this evening. I was mostly in it for the novelty (“No other chef working in America today utilizes preservation as robustly as Chef Virant,” … More Greetings from: Chicago
While most of my time this trip has been devoted to a friend’s wedding festivities, baseball games, work and hiding from the rain, I did have a chance to sneak in an architectural walking tour. I highly recommend any of the Chicago Architecture Foundation‘s tours for both tourists AND locals–they’re led by volunteer docents who make … More Greetings from: Chicago
I make a lot of trips home. But to be fair, there’s a lot of really good stuff in my city. And even on short visits like these, when I don’t get to see all that much of it, the inbound view makes it worth the trek.