Some more details on the Chicago trip

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Jackie and I went to Chicago for three and a half days to visit James.

He was a fabulous host, and he lives in a really great downtown apartment with amazing views.

We ate lots of delicious food, including Alinea (further details to come) and pan-Asian cuisine in Chinatown.

Yes, it was cold.

I looked like this most of the time.

But we still enjoyed ourselves walking around the city…

… well, mostly within a few miles of where James lives, accompanied by much hot chocolate. But still.

I am very, very glad I didn’t come here for graduate school. Grad school is hard enough without learning to adjust to snow as well.

On the other hand, if I’d chosen the Chicago program, I would have been done with my MA two years ago.

Chicago is a wonderful city to visit. I’d like to go back again.

There are many more photos I didn’t post in this entry! view the entire photoset here.

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