Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Family, Friends and fun, fun, fun!!!

Cindy and I had the BEST, long, visit with our childhood friends.
We lived a few houses down from one another in Elmhurst Ill.
Our parents were the very best of friends.
Our mom's had Pepsi together in the afternoons and our dads bowled each week.

We even went on vacations to Hayward Wisconsin together in the summers.

Being with them is just like being with brothers and sisters.

And just think, it's been 18 years since we have (all) been together!!!
(Kris came to Emma's graduation party last June as a big surprise and David
came to Grandma Hansen's funeral a few years back.)

Way too long!

But, oh, my goodness, what fun we had and how we laughed.

Thank you, Kris and Billy and David from coming to town to visit with us!
(and Carolyn :o)

We will never forget it. Our hearts are full!

Our old stomping grounds.

Our Aunt Dorothy lived just a few blocks down from here.
We are very happy in this neighborhood :o)

Cindy was not too sure about my excessive picture taking...

Monday morning, we had breakfast at The Original Pancake House on Bellevue Ave.
This is a great place. Original building. Cozy, classic....

Cindy likes the Dutch Baby. It is a crepe like thing served with butter, lemon, and powdered sugar.


Then we headed down Michigan Ave.

All along Michigan Ave. we found whimsical dress forms.
This one was my favorite.



Folks still trying to get their i-phones.

Walking over the Chicago River.
I loved these pretty flags.

You know where we are headed, don't you?

Millennium Park!!!


It was the perfect day for splashing in the interactive art!


The 'sculpture' doesn't always squirt.....but when it does, you should hear the squeals of delight!!!

The Bean. It is a people magnet.


Our portrait, at the Bean.

Cindy has just learned to text. It's her new favorite thing.

I love to take pictures. It's my favorite thing. Kinda.

We think Chicago is just the perfect city.

It is full of fabulous things to do and see and eat....

And the people, they are full of life and down to earth in a Midwestern way.

It's the best!

Encourage one another,

p.s. Cindy is here with us in Madison. We are still on the go and giggling our way thru the days.

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