Chicago Half Marathon 2008 – Saturday Night

This was the weekend where it rained in Biblical quantities. The rain started Wednesday, and did not stop until after Sunday. Vast chunks of the Chicago Metro area were flooded. Yet we had a race to run… Sara, Bette and Dave arrived in the rain at the W Hotel on N Lake Shore Dr on… Continue reading Chicago Half Marathon 2008 – Saturday Night

Triathlon 2008 – Carbo Loading at Al Vento

Up in Minneapolis to visit Sam and Karin and cheer them on at the Lifetime fitness triathlon. We arrived Friday from a series of thunderstorms thru Wisconsin, and the weather in Minneapolis was gorgeous, but real hot and humid. We checked into the Casa, and visited with Sam for a while. Karin was out getting… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 – Carbo Loading at Al Vento

Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Green Zebra, Condo

At the Green Zebra we got a little of everything. Yes, it is loud and expensive, and yes, you may hit White Castle on the way home, but it was all good… We had some beignets. We had two orders of potstickers (Curried Potato Potstickers, cilantro tamarind sauce, fresh coconut) for appetizers. We had roasted… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Green Zebra, Condo

Sanibel 2008 – Fun with Sam and Karin

Friday 21 March Barely beat the snow closings out of MKE airport. Arrived on time in Ft Myers. Karin and Sam were at the Twins game. We stopped at the “used food store” (Dixie’s Discounted Wine) on Bonita Beach Rd just east of US 41 for some wine and discount food. Then we had to… Continue reading Sanibel 2008 – Fun with Sam and Karin

New Year’s Eve at Adelle’s

For the Eve, we made reservations at Adelle’s near the train station in Wheaton, IL. Hard to get, even at 5PM. Plus it was snowing like heck. They had a $75 prix fixe menu, which made me a little hesitant. We had seen the restaurant reviewed on the local PBS show “Check Please” and everyone… Continue reading New Year’s Eve at Adelle’s