The Long Goodbye

Last weekend, my parents had a going away party for Adam, Madi, and me.  Meredith and I had decided to visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens on our way up.  When we got off the highway, the traffic was backed up all the way down the exit ramp and also down Green Bay Road, which was not … More The Long Goodbye

South Haven, Revisited

Summer is in full swing this week.  School is finally out.  I drove up to South Haven to spend time with my favorite kids, Jonah and Eliza, and their parents Karen and Gordon, who were on vacation at the cottage. Sherman’s is a South Haven institution.  I’d recommend a baby cup or cone, which is the … More South Haven, Revisited

Cousins’ BBQ

Sarah and Lars invited us over for one last cousins’ event before I leave for Thailand in July and Adam and Madi move to South Carolina in August.  They live in a beautiful apartment overlooking Lake Shore Drive with a panoramic view of the lake and downtown.  I forgot to bring my camera, but luckily Lars came to … More Cousins’ BBQ

Father’s Day

Somehow, this is my dad’s first appearance on my blog.  Well, he really has nowhere to hide today, as it is Father’s Day after all.  Here’s Dad doing one of the things he loves best. On special occasions, it is traditional to give our parents handmade cards.  The objective is to induce a reaction of uncontrollable … More Father’s Day

Mamaroneck, New York

My sister Lisa and I flew out to New York to visit Grandma for the weekend.  When we were little, the stone path in the backyard would be teeming with slugs after dark.  For some reason, there are no longer any nighttime slug visitors, much to my chagrin. Everyone adores the Japanese maple, the belle of … More Mamaroneck, New York

South Haven, Michigan

Opening weekend at the cottage in the Mt. Pleasant Subdivision on the outskirts of South Haven, Michigan.  We piled into the open air elevator and relaxed for a couple of hours down at the beach before the storm. Natalia’s cousin Paula was visiting from Gainesville, Florida.  All of the Colombians were excited to watch the Colombia … More South Haven, Michigan

Little India

We lucked out with gorgeous weather for our bike trip up the lakefront path to Devon Avenue, also known as Little India, on the far north side in West Rogers Park.  The owners at Resham’s Divine Ambiance are very warm and welcoming.  After taking our picture, the husband joked that we owed him four dollars for four shots, … More Little India

Honky Tonk BBQ

Before I leave for Thailand in July, I’m going to do a series documenting some of my favorite places in Chicago.  This first one is in the Pilsen neighborhood, where I have lived four out of my eight years here.  I will do another post of the Pilsen murals, but for now I will focus on Honky Tonk … More Honky Tonk BBQ