Chicago weather was a bit unpleasant this morning with a couple inches of snowfall overnight last night and spitty frizzle coming down all this morning. But we had plans and we stuck with them. Nancy and Alice headed out to Our Kitchen in Elmhurst for a lunch gathering of their Oak Lawn High School classmates.
I headed down to the Midlothian/Crestwood area to meet up with friend and Heartland Owners Club member HT N. for lunch at Lone Star Steakhouse. Here’s me and HT.
HT is from Oklahoma and he’s in the Chicago area working on a project in northern Indiana. It was great to get together and catch up a bit.
After we got back from our luncheons, we packed up the truck and moved from Ed and Alice’s in Addison, to Aunt Corky’s in Morton Grove, IL. After we got settled, it was time to head to nearby Evanston for our a Christmas dinner party at Kurt K’s home. Kurt is a former work colleague of Nancy’s from Amoco/BP days. Each year, Kurt puts on a spectacular dinner party for invited guests. Nancy is blessed to have made this list for 20+ years. Thank you Kurt for your Christmas gift of a great evening each year!
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂