Some more details on the Chicago trip

Click on photos to see larger versions on my flickr page. To view the entire album, go here.

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.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at]


6 responses to “Some more details on the Chicago trip

  1. it looks so FUN! Once in a while I find myself (heresy!) missing snow and a real winter. Nice photos, too πŸ™‚


    • Thank you! It really was a lot of fun, and the winter weather made me appreciate the indoors in a way that I really enjoyed. Being out in the snow, wind, or freezing rain made it so much nicer and cozier to come inside and share a warm meal with friends. I found I treasured our meal outings so much more, in part because of the contrast the weather provided.

    • Re: Where are the food pictors??!

      I want to see too! Jackie and James took all of those, so I’m waiting on their pictures, which might not be until next week. 😦

    • Re: camera?

      Hi Eurie! I have an Olympus C-740. I like it a lot, but I’m thinking of getting a new one. This one is somewhat bulky (it’s several years old) and while it takes fabulous photos in good light, it’s really bad in dim light, which is why I haven’t posted pics of our fabulous meal at Alinea — I left the picture-taking to my friends and they haven’t sent them to me yet!

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