Category Archives: Travel

Pigeon Forge, TN – Day 1

We’re in Pigeon Forge, TN for 3 nights for the Smoky Mountain RV Show.

We’re staying at Creekside RV Park just south of the Parkway off Wears Valley Road.  The location is great for getting to the show.  We’ll be at the “LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge”.  We’ll be able to get there without having to get on the Parkway :)

We had dinner out tonight at Cheddars where we met up with our Heartland Owners Club TN Chapter Leader, Byrd M and our area Heartland Landmark dealer, Butch and Karen B from RVsForLess.  Nice meal and even better conversation with friends.

The show starts tomorrow, so I’ll be there with Byrd where we’ll represent Heartland RV and the Heartland Owners Club.

Chicago, IL – Day 2, Shopping, Visiting Friends and enjoying our favorite Chicago area Restaurants

December 13, 2013

I got some online work done early this morning, then headed out with my friend Ed F. to Our Kitchen in Elmhurst for breakfast. Always good eats.

Our Kitchen on Lake Street in Elmhurst, IL.  Always great for breakfast.  Try their baked omelets!

Our Kitchen on Lake Street in Elmhurst, IL. Always great for breakfast. Try their baked omelets!

Nancy and I did some shopping in the afternoon. She dropped me off at Fry’s Electronics in Downers Grove while she went to Bed Bath and Beyond. Fry’s is like a candy store for nerds – for me at least. I spent over an hour there, just looking at stuff. I spent about $10 but did a lot of research that led to some Amazon.com action later.

I needed a comfortable pair of black dress shoes so we headed towards Oakbrook Mall when I saw a Nordstrom Rack on the way. Love the Rack! Got me a nice pair of shoes for a nice price too!

What’s a trip to Oakbrook without eating at Wildfire? We had their Chopped Salad and we split a horseradish stuffed burger. Both very good! Another “high on the list” Chicago area favorite – done :)

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL

Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Jim and Nancy - Dec 2013

Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Jim and Nancy – Dec 2013

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Chopped Salad - Dec 2013

Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Chopped Salad – Dec 2013

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Horse Radish Stuffed Burger - Dec 2013

Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Horse Radish Stuffed Burger and Grilled Vegatables – Dec 2013

In the evening, Nancy and I, Ed and Alice F and Cathy S went out to Aurelio’s Pizza in Addison. We had salads, then we killed a party size pizza. Another one of our Chicago area favorites – done :)

Aurelio's Pizza - Addison, IL - The Group - Dec 2013

Aurelio’s Pizza – Addison, IL – The Group – Dec 2013

 

Aurelio's Pizza - Addison, IL - Pizza Pie - Dec 2013

Aurelio’s Pizza – Addison, IL – Pizza Pie – Dec 2013