Friday, 17 August 2018

Nearly home

I've loved these past 4 and a half months in Chicago.  It's a great city with really friendly people.  Having friends coming over for visits has been good too.  Thanks to the Matthews, Penneys, Clarks, Houghams and Olleys.

Looking after Flo has been hard work but it's been a lot of fun too.  She's come on a long way these past few months and has really got a distinct personality.

April's got 7 and a half more days of work before we head to Niagara Falls for a week or so (most of that is travelling and stopping off at various places).  On the way back we're going to head into Canada and have a day trip to Toronto.

We're finally due to fly back on the 11th of September, landing back in the UK on the 12th.  It will be nice to get back and start getting back into a normal routine.  However I will first need to find a job.

Yeah, boxes!

Best toys ever

Introducing Flo to LOTR

She's got to start sometime

I hope it's an airshow

For the past few days with been getting loads of flybys by the US air force.  The sound that these things make is emense, and it bounces off all of the high rise buildings so you can't tell where they're coming from sometimes.

Crazy golf

I'm not sure what handicap having a baby strapped to your chest gives you but I finished 2nd, a long way back from first.

April's highlight was this basket ball shot

Friend visit

We had some friends come and stay for a week last week.  It was great to see everyone.  We were very lucky as one of April's colleagues who lives in our building was away so he let us use his apartment for them to stay in.

Baseball game two

We went to the baseball again on Sunday.  The cubs dramatically won in the last play of the game with 4 runs on the last ball of the game.  It almost made up for the rest of the game being dull.

I so want this painting

I really want the Office Space painting (top left).  It's one of my favorite films and that was one of the best scenes.

The pub was full of these paintings.  Unfortunately they were not for sale.

Brewery tour

Last Saturday we went on a brewery tour of Chicago.  April wanted to go to a yarn shop and there happened to be 3 breweries fairly close by so we all headed out with her.  Chicago has a fair few decent breweries, I think we've been to 4 semi big ones.  And a couple of others that are attached to bars too.

In case you need something to stir your bloody Mary with

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you.  That is a strip of crispy bacon.