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Chicago, IL – Day 3, Visiting a Club Friend, Changing Locations and an Amazing Christmas Party Dinner

December 14th, 2013

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.

Pictured from L to R: Margie L, Selma, Alice F, Nancy B and Debbie R
Pictured from L to R: Margie L, Selma, Alice F, Nancy B and Debbie R

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.
Me and HT.
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!

Kurt's 2013 Dinner Party Menu
Kurt’s 2013 Dinner Party Menu

No food pics, but here's a picture of Nancy and I - Kurt K's Christmas Dinner Party - December 2013
No food pics, but here’s a picture of Nancy and I – Kurt K’s Christmas Dinner Party – December 2013

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