Playing With Light…

I just returned from a four-day road trip InSearchOfAmerica to the Chicago and Rockford IL area. It was quite a trip and made up for the very disappointing one that preceded it.  One site I just came upon ended up one of the most enjoyable.  It was at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. The special […]

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Dream On… Dream On…

I have said this before but I think it needs refreshing. You are never too old to stop dreaming.  Here I am in my seventies and still dreaming of what I want to do in my future years.  Yes, some of those dreams are unrealistic from a physical standpoint but I continue to dream them […]

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In Control Of Your World…

Chicago, IL – ?? I’m not sure exactly where this pic was taken but I think it was at the Museum of Science and Industry. Scale modeling, especially the railroad variety is a very popular hobby for many, especially among us seniors. My father built several different layouts in his garage during his retirement years. […]

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About Art….

Chicago, IL – The Art Institute of Chicago Art is mainly something that all of us need to be exposed to. Much of it is a look into the soul of the artist. It helps us to know our value beyond any monetary terms. It is the essence of being human. The lions outside the […]

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The Multi-Level Department Store…

Chicago, IL – Marshall Fields Department Store Almost every major town in America has their own variety of the Marshall Fields Department store. They were for the most part build in the beginnings of the 20th century. For those who follow the PBS series one very enterprising American also went to build on in London […]

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American Gothic…

Chicago, IL – Art Institute of Chicago The painting American Gothic has come to represent rural America to many of us and even people around the world. Grant Wood who has the painter proved to be a quintessential American. I had the pleasure of seeing the original a few years ago.

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Navy Pier..

Chicago, IL – The Navy Pier The Navy Pier in Chicago is a popular downtown tourist attraction. It has a stained glass exhibit that is beyond comparison. The view from the Farris wheel is astounding. It was built in 1916 and its primary purpose was as a cargo facility for lake freighters, and warehouses were […]

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Lego Of My….

Magnificent Mile Chicago IL It has been a while since I took this picture. I know it was in Chicago and I’m pretty sure in was in a mall on the Magnificent Mile. I also know that Lego is not an American inventions but  it has unleashed a lot of creativity among us.  There is […]

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103 suspected gang members charged in NYC case

“These three gangs were not sophisticated drug-trafficking organizations,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in announcing the two indictments. “Far from it, they were young people protecting their territories from imaginary threats and avenging the murders of fellow gang members and loved ones.” Investigators from Vance’s office worked with gang squad detectives and Department of […]

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Tiger by the tail…

  Well actually it is a lion that was in front of the Art Institute of Chicago during our Christmas week visit.  Many interesting things in the museum but the photography exhibit was a total disappointment!

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The Happy Shopper

  Here is a picture of Yvonne at the ChristKindlMarket in Chicago last week. They had 200 booths from Germany and Eastern Europe there. She was indeed a happy shopper.

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ChristKindlMarket

  Here is another picture of our recent time in Chicago. This is the ChristkindlMarket at Daley Plaza. There were booths from all over Germany and Eastern Europe so there were many unique things to be seen and bought.  And Yvonne certainly bought her share

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Chicago Christmas

  We spent the four days before Christmas this year in Chicago. The picture above was taken from our hotel room window.  As you can see we stayed in the heart of the city. More pictures from this trip coming soon.

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