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Thumbs-up from Lisa.

And We’re Back…ish

By     |    Jan 11, 2019
Posted in: Adventure Prep, Chicago, Colorado, Travel Itch     |    No Comments

Well, hello! It’s been a while. Where were we? Chicago. Right. We’re not there any more. We were there a little over three years. We had hoped to pull off a bit of a gravitational slingshot maneuver — swing through the metropolis one more time before getting enough momentum to really get moving. We’ll see if we’ve pulled it off. To recap, in late 2011 we headed out of Chicago […]

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I've Missed You, Old Friend.

Back to Chicago

By     |    Mar 16, 2015
Posted in: Chicago     |    No Comments

Nearly four years ago, we sold our Chicago condo, piled into a van, and started driving around the country. Then we pretended to be London residents, moved to wine country, then moved to Wisconsin and made a bunch of wonderful friends. Now we’re headed back to Chicago. And we’re excited to return. Chicago is different than how we left it. Rahm has been mayor while we’ve been gone. The Supreme Court […]

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Hasta la vista, Penske.

The Ride Across (Driving from Chicago to Ithaca in a Penske Truck)

By     |    Oct 19, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Chicago, Drives, Ithaca     |    1 Comment

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that Lisa does something like 98% of the driving. She’s a pro. And she gets carsick when I (reluctantly, of course) volunteer to drive the winding, fun roads. We’ve put 35,000 miles on our van in the last year. Of that, I’ve maybe driven, let’s say, 20 hours, max. Let’s also assume 60 MPH, so 1,200 miles. That revises my […]

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Fish Bar, in all its hipness.

Our Favorite Chicago Restaurants

By     |    Apr 16, 2012
Posted in: Chicago, Food     |    4 Comments

A few weeks before our anticipated return to Chicago, we started a list of the restaurants we wanted to hit up when we were back in the city. It was impossibly long, and it brought up tons of fun memories of dining out with friends. Here’s our favorite, still open (RIP Kith & Kin) restaurants in Chicago — these spots are filled with good, simple, neighborhood food. I’m drooling just writing […]

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chicago distance

Returning to Chicago

By     |    Apr 13, 2012
Posted in: Chicago     |    1 Comment

You know you’re getting close to Chicago not by the signs but by the traffic. You’ll be driving along, minding your own business in the middle lane, when a Lexus and an Acura or a Pontiac Grand Prix will appear and zoom around you in the right lane, narrowly squeezing between you and a pickup truck. All while the left lane is empty. Crazier and crazier stunts will ensue, and […]

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Exhale, inhale

Goodbye Wisconsin, Hello Again Chicago

By     |    Oct 25, 2011
Posted in: Chicago, Reality, Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

Last week we learned that people in Northern Wisconsin call people from Illinois FIBs — F*&#ing Illinois Bastards.  Last night I was working on a post about the Angry Minnow, a brewery in Hayward, WI, when I inadvertently discovered that their website is infected by a Trojan that then proceeded to infect my PC.  Coincidence? Luckily, I’m surrounded by computer geeks, so rather than giving some talented idiot my credit […]

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