Thursday, June 21, 2018

Field Museum Members' Night

On May 10th, Timmy and I went to the Field Museum's members' night.

This photo was taken in Fotio's photobooth.

With Norm the T-rex

Sue's under construction new home.

The best part of the night was when we visited the Hall of Dinosaurs. There was no one else in the room when we arrived, so, we got to check out the room in total quiet. It inspired Timmy to be quite silly.

They had a scavenger hunt where they provided you with a postcard that had five symbols on it; you had to figure out which area of the museum each symbol represented and collect the blue circle button from there. Once you had the five buttons, you turned them in for a prize (the little notebook, or a toy dinosaur for the children).

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Day in Chinatown

These photos are from May 1st when Timmy and I took a water taxi to Chinatown. A ten ticket ride from Chicago Water Taxi for use during the week is only $20.00, and can be shared by multiple people. A lot more enjoyable trip than taking the train or a bus.

We ate lunch at MCCB Chicago. If you sign into their Wi-Fi while you are there (and join the mailing list that pops up), you get a "free Italian Soda or a House Special Sweet Soup Dessert." We went for the Italian Soda (I think we ordered raspberry).

I ordered the Chef's Special Stir Fried Selection with chicken (pictured below). Timmy ordered the Hawaii Fried Rice. My dish was really hot (the menu and the waiter warned us that it would be), so, we ended up splitting our dishes to have some cool breaks in between the heat of my dish. Both dishes were amazing, and our waiter was wonderful.

After walking around for a while, we went to Ice Max for dessert. I ordered the signature crepe cone (mangoes, strawberries, custard cream, whipped yogurt, almond, chocolate syrup, Pocky sticks, chocolate pearls, and vanilla ice cream). Timmy ordered the rolled Thai ice cream in Panda Panda (Oreo, chocolate chips, M&M's, chocolate syrup).

It was pretty tricky to eat my crepe cone after I had finished the top part, so, I don't think I'd order a crepe cone again. I think I would have enjoyed it more with the crepe on the side, so, not only would it be easier to eat, but it could be used as a palate cleanser between bites of ice cream (I didn't enjoy the ice cream soaked crepe). The rolled ice cream was really good.

On the way home, we stopped at Cesar's Killer Margaritas (not in Chinatown). I didn't realize that the fruit margaritas were all lime based, so I was disappointed with the strawberry margarita I ordered; after having all the peppers in my lunch, my stomach was not ready for a glass full of citrus. As a nice surprise though, they bring you shots on tequila with your check.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

We took these photos last Monday when Timmy and I walked the Chicago riverwalk on Memorial Day.

Our reflection in the riverwalk tiles.

I love this skirt I commissioned from Mid-Century for Modern last year to use as a Wonder Woman skirt. The fabric is stiffer than I realized when I picked it out on, but it works beautifully because it is nice and full without a petticoat. Christine made it with wonderfully big pockets, and a firm waistband that doesn't get fold over on itself whenever I sit down (plus size problems!).

These floating gardens by the riverwalk are so lovely.