Tuesday, July 8, 2008

One week already

As of sometime around 3pm today (CST) I will have been living in Chicago for one week. For Chuck that happens in a few more days. And considering "living" for the first night involved absolutely no stuff and sitting around on an air mattress until my knees hurt, maybe we should celebrate the time at which Chuck arrived with the stuff instead. But, either way it's hard to believe it's already been a full week since Lucy's great adventure in the sky.

Yesterday I believe we were tourists. The Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park has tons of free music events and yesterday we checked out a band called Le Loup. We actually only managed to catch the last three songs, but it was still very pleasant. Lots of busy people up on stage, downtown people stopping by on their lunch breaks, and me obsessively knitting. Following that we walked the Magnificent Mile. I bought a shirt and Chuck....waited. We had coffee in a Starbucks in a Historic Landmark, a James Egan building. (We're hoping to start finding some more independent coffee shops, but so far we've mostly seen Starbucks and Caribou.) Stopped by the Alessi store in another very neat historic building. And made our way back to the apartment on foot, stopping in at Bed Bath and Beyond for some remaining essentials. A total of about 5.3 miles in one afternoon...I'm thinking it's about time we start using some of the amazing transit they've got here, but still it was a nice day. I think it will take a while before I'm done being a tourist here, since it's all about the architecture and there's a lot to see!

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