Just returned from a few action-packed and fun-filled days in Chicago. It had been nearly 10 years since I had been back “home”, so it was great fun – revisiting favorite places, eating long-missed food, having a dose of “city”, and getting a much-needed serving of cold, snow, and city-Christmas feeling. (Other pics are on my Flickr set, here.)
We managed to walk nearly everywhere – from the glitter of Michigan Avenue to the blustery lakefront and the museums. We did take the train out to the suburbs one day, just to revisit the town I grew up in – Downers Grove. The boys and Mark graciously indulged my desire for the re-visit to places from my past.
We saw a few sturdy cyclists braving cold, snow, and messy streets, but not as many as I expected. Then again – would I be braving the crazy holiday streets in the same weather? … Well, probably not.
Back home and celebrating Christmas in more balmy temperatures and rain. I somehow managed to make Santa’s not-so-naughty list, for he brought me some really nifty bicycle-themed gifts this year.
Wishing everyone a holiday filled with peace, friends, and family … I am so grateful for the wonderful people who fill my life with joy. Looking forward a new year full of new adventures. Cheers.