Posts tagged "Metra"

Greetings, Canadians!

Although I have lived 1 hour from Chicago my entire life, I usually have only done the normal touristy stuff.  Sears Tower and Water Tower as a kid, Wrigley and old Comiskey as a teen, musicals and plays as a young married couple, museums as a new parent and Michigan Ave and restaurants as a …what am... Read more »

To Market, To Market ...

Farmers’ Markets and French Markets have popped up in many locations in the last decade.  Chicago has many and the suburbs do as well.  Some are known for their homemade crafts or antiques, others are known for their romantic atmosphere like the  3 French Hens Market in Morris, but the Wheaton French Market has got to be... Read more »

2 Hoots for 2 Toots

2 Hoots for 2 Toots
Calling all kids or kids at heart…come in close so “they” can’t hear.  I have a really great idea for your parents or grandparents to do with you…shhh…I’ll do the talkin’….just stay quiet….and try to look cute. If you have a kiddo who really loves trains or has never been on a train, I have... Read more »
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Happy Birthday and Cafe Amano

Birthday months are the best.  Yes, I said months. Not just a day, but the feeling you have when it is THE month of your birthday.  The WHOLE month. Then each time you do something fun in that month you just chalk it up to a birthday celebration.  Every time you buy something you can... Read more »

Bike the Lake

My train trip today took me back to Chicago.  It is like a magnetic force.  I can’t stay away on a gorgeous day.  After walking through Millenium Park (on the day that it was all mine), I saw the McDonald’s Cycle Center.  The center rents so many bikes and I made a note-to-self to come... Read more »

Part II...

Chicago is a much different place on a sunny Monday morning.  That is the time to do your sight seeing.  Traffic was light for crossing streets and I felt like I could snap away with my camera as much as I wanted.  The 9-10 block walk between Ogilivie and Millennium Park is mostly theaters, restaurants,... Read more »
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Next stop...France

As a family, we have always loved going in to THE city.  Chicago, that is.  I know that it seems big and scary to some or confusing and traffic-filled to others, but if you just do it, you won’t be sorry.  It can be so close, but also so far if you don’t take advantage... Read more »

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. ~Edmund Burke

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When looking on Flixster for a movie to see, I decided we hit a new low for movie titles with the movie, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.  I don’t even want to put it in quotes or underline it and give it credit for being a title.  It is a mainstream movie. Big as lights up on... Read more »

The Little Traveler

I remember my mom taking me to the Little Traveler in Geneva in the 70′s when I was young.  And she remembers her mom taking her to the Little Traveler in the 50′s when she was young.  She described how they would get dressed up and go for tiny sandwiches and tea in the Atrium... Read more »
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A Trip to Paris

I love the internet.  I love that I can find any answer to any question at any time.  If I can’t find the answer, I am not asking the right question. Although I love the internet, I am not a gamer. I don’t play any internet games at all. No Angry Birds, no Solitaire, no... Read more »