A Visit to the Windy City, Part 2: Eating Our Way Across Chicago

Noelle takes us on a food tour of Chicago City. I’ve put on two pounds just by reading her post. There is some wonderful mouth-watering foods on offer. Come and take a look…maybe just before your next meal.

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Since retiring, my husband and I have been eating more lightly. Traveling with my daughter and son-in-law reminded us of what it was like when we were young and could eat without the subsequent explosion on our scale. Chicago has so many good restaurants, a visitor could eat at a different one – a good one – every day for ten years!

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We began our gustatory adventure our first night, at my favorite pizza place in the whole world, Giordano’s. The fact it was about 5 min from our hotel meant I thought about returning before we left. Their stuffed pizza is sheer heaven, and I had my usual stuffed super veggie choice — mushrooms, green peppers, onions, broccoli, black olives, artichokes and spinach. We got a large and did half and half, with the guys getting the meat and more meat stuffing.

The next morning we hit…

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New York, New Hugh – What Really Happened – Day 1

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I started the day off with walking Toby.  Diane, my Sister-in-Law, and her husband Tom, were here to look after Toby while John (my partner), Anna (John’s Niece) and I, were going to be in New York.  We were all very excited by the up coming flight and getting to New York later that day.  The only thing I was not looking forward to was trying to stay awake at the other end, given that New York is five hours behind the UK and with the flight landing at five in the afternoon, we had to make sure we were not going to fall asleep the moment we got to the hotel.

New YorkNow we were very lucky with the flights because John had managed to save enough Air Miles over the last one thousand years to get us seats in Upper Class.  Wow, what a treat, plus there was a…

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Sunday Morning Walk in My Hometown

This morning I took my dog for a walk to take some pictures around town. Summer has finally arrived in Chicago and not a moment too soon. I’m sure it will only take a day or 2 of temperatures in the upper 80’s and everyone will have forgotten the never ending winter we just endured and start complaining about the heat!

I have lived in this town most of my life. It’s a suburb about 25 miles from Chicago, making it a decent car ride and even quicker train ride. The train station is near my house and my family uses it often to get to the city. This town was established in the 1800’s and the expansion of the railroad caused a boom in industry. It currently has a population of just over 50,000 people and although that might seem like a lot, it really does have a small town feel to it. Many people who grow up here, remain here to raise their own families. Although it boasts all the necessities in life (like McDonalds, Target and Walgreens), it is a great place to live with all the comforts of small town living right here and the fun big city stuff a short distance away.

This is just a snapshot of my hometown.

Next week my family will be going to Orlando, Florida- Disney World!!! I hope to have some exciting things to share with you when I get back- especially my daughter-in-law, Jasmine’s and grandson, Christopher’s impressions since it’s their first time.