the week in between the last post and this we basically did nothing but meet service people at the empty house to bring some of the systems up to speed after the condo inspection reported some issues...
but when we make it all the way back to the second weekend in February we have our trip to snowy Chicago! Where we had dinner on the arrival night at mfk (yum) and the next night went to the theater to see the fabulous and heart wrenching production of Skeleton Crew at the Northlight and the following night had my birthday dinner at Oriole (separate post) and a concert at WFMT by Tom Paxton and dinner after with friends Mike & Leslie and Ron & Mary at Bien Me Sabe- a whirlwind tour which also had doctor and trainer appointments and more than 10 inches of snow!
above the chicken ballotine from mfk! we LOVE that place-
the absolutely outstanding cast!
below Skeleton Crew set-
it snowed that night and again the next day for most of the day - we added and added to the already large amount - as shown on the photos of the deck - covered in snow-
But we soldiered on- with the birthday dinner (a truly special evening with friends recounted in its own post) and with the Saturday WFMT concert and late ight dinner with more friends before scooting out of town in less than 96 hours -
the shrimp tostones at Bien Me Sabe - a favorite starter!
the next day we got up and got on a plane back to Florida and here is what our dinner Sunday looked like- we stopped on the way home from the airport-
we had visited Chicago in January 2017 and not had bad weather so we got cocky and booked a february trip this year - that will teach us! won't do that again!