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Chicago, IL – Day 5, Financial Planner Visit, Shopping, Mary Kay Event and Dinner Out with Aunt Corky

December 16, 2013

Another busy day in the Chicago area. We had our annual meeting with our Financial Planner at Vantage Financial in Arlington Heights, late this morning.
Vantage Financial Logo
After our meeting, we had lunch with our planner, Sam S at Salsa 17 – a Mexican restaurant around the corner. We had fresh guacamole made tableside and I ordered the fish tacos. It was all great.

Salsa 17 - Arlington Heights, IL - Dec 2013

Salsa 17 – Arlington Heights, IL – Dec 2013


Salsa 17 - Fish Tacos - Dec 2013

Salsa 17 – Fish Tacos – Dec 2013


Tableside Guacamole ingredients at Salsa 17 - Arlington Heights, IL - Dec 2013

Tableside Guacamole ingredients at Salsa 17 – Arlington Heights, IL – Dec 2013


After lunch, we ran all over the area doing some shopping. This evening, we went different directions. Nancy headed northwest to Cary for a Mary Kay event with her director and fellow Mary Kay consultants.

Aunt Corky and I went out for dinner. We went to Bonefish Grill.

We had the Band Bang Shrimp appetizer and each had the Grouper. Yummy!

Bonefish Grill - Skokie, IL - Jim and Aunt Corky - Dec 2013

Bonefish Grill – Skokie, IL – Jim and Aunt Corky – Dec 2013

Bonefish Grill - Skokie, IL - Bang bang Shrimp - Dec 2013

Bonefish Grill – Skokie, IL – Bang bang Shrimp – Dec 2013

Bonefish Grill - Skokie, IL - Grouper with Chimichurri Sauce - Dec 2013

Bonefish Grill – Skokie, IL – Grouper with Chimichurri Sauce – Dec 2013


On the downer side of the day, due to rush hour snowfall in the Chicago area, Nancy spent 2 hours getting to the half-way point to get to her Mary Kay event. She ended up throwing in the towel and heading back to Aunt Corky’s. :(