Feb 16, 2009

ChiTown Chatter :o)

For the well written and interesting details, head over to Nutwood Junction :o)

This post is for Joann, and her specific request for a picture in front of the Cubbies home, Wrigley Field.

We had a great trip to ChiTown for the Godfathers concert.

I had to work Friday night, and I am glad that there were actually some things to address so I did not feel like it was wasted time :o) After about 4.5 hours sleep, we got things gathered together and ventured against the headwind to the Windy City.

Chicago holds special meaning to us as this was where I proposed to Beth, before a Brian Setzer concert. We have been back several times, but on Valentines Day for another concert was great. We had an uneventful drive, checked into Sutton Place, and then got ready for the evening. Of course we brought some of our own cool amber beverages to get things started :o)

We headed to Cubby Bear for cocktails and dinner, with new Friend Ted and Cousin Shane and his friend Sam. It was barren when we first arrived, but quickly filled and was hopping by the time we had dinner. We headed out to the Metro about 7:30 PM to get in line for the show.

We were in line and saw the band chatting up one of their long term fans. We were first in line and had our pick of the stage, and I quickly staked out our territory. The first band was very loud and obnoxious, and we actually had to retreat to the back of the room. The second band was much better and we migrated back up to the stage. By the time the Godfathers appeared, it was almost midnight, and the room was ready to rock. We had our area staked out, and we rocked and rolled for their performance.

We were in our room by 3 AM, and poured ourselves into bed. This morning, it was a challenge to get out before the 1200 checkout, but we managed to slink out and across the street for some wonderful breakfast food at The Original Pancake House. After that, it was a quick trip home and a quiet evening.

Hope your weekend was as enjoyable as ours was.


  1. Thanks for a great time, Honey! And as you can see, I came home with you and didn't run off with the band. :)

  2. THANKS, to BOTH of you!!! What a great pic, and I can even make you BOTH OUT!!! Thanks, I'm saving this pic... I love it!!

  3. So glad that you both had a great time, sounds like FUN!!!

  4. It sounds like you had a great time!

    I was telling my husband it was time for me to get back to Chicago so I could get some of the BEST pastrami around - I'm over due for some. It's a weakness I know. I'll have to go read what your wife wrote and check out more photos ... she has photos, right?


  5. Sounds like you guys had a blast!

  6. love the shot of wrigley field and glad y'all had a great time!


  7. Hi Ken,
    Yum ... the original Pancake House sounds great!

  8. That sounds like a fabulous night. Too bad the first band was so bad you had to go to the back of the room. Love the shot of Wrigley Field.


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