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It was lovely to spend the week in Chicago, altho sadly without any snow this year.  I love the city during the holidays – the lights, the decorations, the window displays.  While it is a heavy dose of opulence and extravagance, it feels somehow acceptable in is own way – at least on a temporary basis during the holidays.

We walked and walked, took in a movie and a play, shopped and ate  … the foods I remember from my childhood, growing up near the city. It brought back dear memories of Christmastimes past, and it is sweet to be able to share it and make new memories with my own boys who have come to love this city.

We saw plenty of bikes, a number of cyclists, but once again, my attempt to capture a bike messenger in flight never happened.  One of these days …

Tonight we will ring in the New Year at home with friends, and look forward to adventures on the road ahead in 2012 – and wish you all the same.  Cheers!