It's nice living not too far from a major metropolitan area. There's always something to do, something to discover, something to escape to.
Katie and I did just that yesterday.
We spent pretty much the whole day in downtown Chicago doing things that we'd never done together. And we had a blast doing so.
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We took the train into the city and walked on down to the Sears/Willis Tower. Katie had never been there and I haven't been there in years. And now they have the Ledge that we just had to see.
Next, we hiked our way down to the Shedd Aquarium. I probably hadn't been there in 20 years and Katie had never been there either. Again, a blast!
Finally, we headed up north to the Lego Store (this one we had done many times, but had to again just for kicks).
Lastly, we went out to the United Center for the Chicago Blackhawks v. Phoenix Coyotes. Sadly, the Hawks lost in a shootout, but it was still a fun game.
And we need to thank Katie's brothers and the future SiL, Scott and Steve and Becca, for the tickets which were Christmas gifts.
We need to hang out in Chicago more often.
But I can guarantee Norman will be downtown a lot. After all, he's got some comrades to liberate.
Oh, the army building starts.
This year, the first night of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will feature Modest Mouse.
I'm drooling already.I will be there.
I must be there.
If it kills me.
So far, the other two days look decent. But I can only guarantee that I will be there on Friday so far.
Anyone else want to go with me?