"Home Again; Preparing for Chicago"
I'm back in Milwaukee. I grabbed the Greyhound bus out of Manitowoc a little after 4pm, and an hour and a half later, I was back in the Brew City. By 7pm I was home. Now I've got a short -- but busy -- week ahead of me, and then on Friday, Kelli and I will be driving down to Chicago for the weekend. My Marine brother, Ben, is sending us there as a 2008 Christmas gift.
In fact, Ben has already reserved us a hotel for two nights, pre-paid two 3-day tourist passes to get us into our choice of thirty Chicago destinations (museums, Sears Tower, etc), AND sent along a little spending money for meals, gas, and the like. It's an opportunity for Kelli and myself to spend some time together in the Windy City. And then come Sunday night, we'll be over in Southwestern Michigan visiting friends (where she used to teach).
So... it'll be quite an adventure, and one both Kelli and I have been looking forward to with much anticipation for the past five months! Yep. Verrrrrry excited! :)
Stay tuned. I'll tell you all about it too (although, probably after I get back).