Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chicago- My Cup Runneth Over

June 2013 family visit to Chicago

First Movement -Catching up with friends at Mia Francesca

Mickey Lipkin on the left

From left to right: Charlie, Michael, Mickey and Barry

Second movement downtown with Eileen, Nancy, Steven and Donald. And food
Chicago River
Tribune owns WGN the voice of the Hawks- thus banner
Top rated hot dog place
Great dog!
At La Scarola  after dinner the Hockey Night in Canada crew let me crash for photo
Third movement- a hike before the big sports day
Light rain attire: Steve-Nancy-Eileen Astor Street
Astor Street

Enjoying the nice walk
Afternoon game Cubs vs. Houston Astros
Bleachers- I use to spend many a summer there. 50 cents for the seats then 25 cents for a chocolate malt
5th  inning so it was time to go to next venue- sorry Cubs
At United Center- Stan Mikita
2 hours before puck drop local TV and JR for a broadcast
Canada crew Kelly on left and Elliot on right
Fresh sheet of ice ready
I think there will be room for the 2013 banner
Steven doing some scouting before the game - line match-ups for one thing
Jim C getting ready to belt out the anthem- some noise here
Opening puck drop Toews vs. Bergeron
Dave Bolland (The Rat) 2 days later gets winning cup goal- Thanks
60 seconds TV timeout break
Rask taking a break- after finals he is counting is 56 million salary
The Crow stood tall 
Yes it is!!
Fourth  Movement relax and eat some more
View from Eileen's condo next to Lake Michigan

Nancy and Steven
Our charming hostess - Eileen
Art Institute Lion is game ready
Instead of the arts Nancy and I patrolled the lake
Enjoying the sun
Looking towards downtown
North view
View towards downtown
Our host (Donald) and hostess (Eileen)
Hancock Tower
Donald and Eileen
The last meal?? L to R Nancy, Steven, Donald, and Eileen
Deep dish of course @ Pizano's Pizza
Just like the old days, rates in top 25 pizza places=yes
One on one- deep dish wins eat off
All of us: Steven, Donald, Michael, Nancy and Eileen
Home 24 hours to see this on TV- great ending

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