I realize I haven't posted much lately. Simply put, I haven't felt like anything's happened worth sharing. Also, I usually prefer posting with an accompanying photo, and I haven't been taking any interesting ones. Not even in Chicago, where the Dude and I went this weekend for his friend's wedding. How come I don't have any photos of the Windy City, you ask? Well, we didn't spend much time in the city itself. We flew into O'Hare, drove downtown (in our XM-radio-and-GPS-equipped rental car...now we are both hooked on both amenities) to do a quick spot of shopping and lunch-eating (at Flat Top Grill, hooray!!!), but I was too busy doing the driving to take any nice skyline photos, and also it was either smoggy or rainy, couldn't tell which, but it made for a less-than-picture-perfect view. We spent the rest of the weekend in the 'burbs, where our hotel and the wedding both were.
Even though the Dude brought work with him, it turned out to be a fun and relaxing weekend -- and miraculously, one with so few travel mishaps that even the travel-patience-impaired Dude was satisfied. The wedding was nice, and we caught up with several of the Dude's friends (most of whom I already knew). And we caused quite a sensation at the Outback Steakhouse near the hotel when twelve of us marched in near closing on Sunday evening, including the bride and groom still in full wedding regalia.
That's probably my last major trip for a while, aside from a couple of possible weekend excursions to the likes of Philadelphia and Bethany Beach...until we cruise at the end of October!
Oh, and I should be getting my used Harry Potter tonight...so far I've avoided spoilers. Hope I can for a little while longer.