Sweet home, Chicago

Day 21. We spent the day in Chicago with my brother and his girlfriend. I forget how much I love Chicago until I’m there again. We had lunch at a place my brother frequents, Broadway Cellars, and then went to Shedd Aquarium so Isabelle could see the “fishies.” She’s been talking about that for weeks now.

No matter how far away we live, no matter what other cities are nearby and what attractions they offer, Chicago will always feel like home. The sights are recognizable. I have memories from childhood to adulthood of visiting museums, shopping, hanging out with friends, eating, and riding the Metra and the “L.” All that was missing today was my husband. He loves Chicago, too, and half or more of those memories were made with him.

He rejoins our family tomorrow. He missed Chicago by a day. But in the spirit of good Cubs fans, which we are, there’s always next time.

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One thought on “Sweet home, Chicago

  1. I have so many memories of Chicago! Jon and I haven’t frequented there much, but I’m sure Phil told you that we used to go often when we were younger. Christmas was the biggest time of the year for us. We would always go shopping, look at the Christmas lights, and check out the themed windows at Macy’s. I haven’t had a chance to do that the last couple of years, for various reasons, but I’m looking forward to when I can 🙂

    I’m excited for you to see Phil tomorrow! I can imagine how pumped you must be to have him back within arms reach. I love your whole Bartelt clan 🙂 Safe travels back home. 1-2-3

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