Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday On A Boat

And just a few more photos from our Sunday boat outing on the Chicago river...


This was taken shortly before Chris drove us under the fountain for a brief little "shower."








I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have to see Chicago by boat if you ever get the chance. It just changes the entire feel of the city. Take an architecture boat tour, rent an electric boat or pontoon boat, or just jump on a kayak. You won't regret it.

And later Sunday afternoon was spent trying to tame the wild Harlow at the festival that was going on down our street, The Taste of Lincoln Avenue.


You can't really tell via photo, but this is his ornery look.


At one point on Sunday Chris left Harlow in the backyard for about ten seconds (something we do on a regular basis) and Harlow ran straight for the alley and into the festival. Luckily a guy grabbed the little devil just as he ran through the gate, headed straight toward the kabob stand. Har's usually too timid to be a runner, he typically doesn't go more than ten feet away from us, but when he got one whiff of the The Taste of Lincoln he said forget you guys and made a run for it.

And because it started to rain right when Rusted Root took the stage, we headed to my dad's favorite spot for blues in Chicago, Kingston Mines. While we watched the talented Chicago musicians sing the blues we munched on plates of fried everything- from okra, to shrimp, to mushrooms, it was all very good. And made me feel like absolute shit the next day. Can't say I was too surprised.

Anyway, it's currently after 12:30 a.m. and I'm exhausted. My improv team, The Sneak Around Bunch, had our first premier at the Second City tonight and I'm happy to report it was an absolute blast. But more on that tomorrow. Sleep is calling my name.



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20 comments:

  1. EEEEEKKKK how exciting to have ur name and pic on a poster like that!!

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  2. I had no idea that kayaking was even a possibility for Chicago! So, I'm going to leave now and go do that . . . oh wait! Also, I love your sunglasses.

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  3. Boating in Chicago looks positively dreamy. Did Chris need some sort of permit or something, does he have a boating license? Or can any old person just rent a boat and go for it? I hope so - I'll definitely add this to my ChiTown list.

    and i LOVE Rusted Root!

    Looks like a great wknd :)

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  4. so could you like have me up to chicago and show me these spots because i'm so freakin jealous of this right now.

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  5. This looks like such a fun day - the next time I am back in Chicago the architectural boat tour is on my list! And congrats again about Second City!

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  6. We took a similar trip a little while ago, and the boat tours are just stunning. I could take the tour many times over because it was so much fun!

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  7. this looks like a perfect day. i can't wait to hear more about your imrpov team!!!

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  8. I adore the architectural tour! Whenever I have Chicago visitors I take them there -- it truly is the best way to see the city!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  9. Ok, I need to take that boat ride. I see drinking is a part of it. Which clearly means it's calling my name.
    Speaking of names, how cool that your name and face is on the sign! You go, girl.

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  10. I've always wanted to go to Chicago, just to see it, and experience it. Your photos are making me more insistent on it!

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  11. Wow! Those photos are beautiful! We plan to do the architectural river cruise tour when we visit in Sept. I hope we get to have a similar view!

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  12. That looks like so much fun! It really is different to see a city by water whenever possible.

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  13. Always love seeing Chicago through your eyes :)

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  14. Oh I am a little jealous, well I would be if I did jealous but I don't so I'm not.............

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  15. You big timer, you! A photo and all.. :)

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  16. I love everything about this boating experience! This would be my ideal life. Ahhhhh so cool.

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  17. Cool! you make me wanna visit Chicago!!!
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