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Isn’t it a great country?

Isn’t it a great country?

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Durry, Travels | No Comments

We’ve been back to Mr. Churro’s three times.  We read somewhere that these are the best — certainly better than the Costco version.   Lucky you….I am about at the end of the Parker/Jones trip to Chicago.  We’re about to board the Coast Starlight back up to Eugene.

View from the Top

View from the Top

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Travels | No Comments

Our train was early into LA, so we had more than two hours to stroll around downtown.  So here is the Los Angeles City Hall — newly renovated.  It took three elevators to get to the 27th floor for these panorama photos of downtown LA.  I can’t take credit for the photos — I sent [...]

Keeping Chicago Colorful

Keeping Chicago Colorful

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Travels, Uncategorized | No Comments

Chicago has the highest sales tax rate in the nation.  The highest at 10.25%.  Ouch.  The taxes help to keep the flowers planted.  The spring bulbs are being planted downtown.  The same bulbs are not beautifing the south side of town….a little political commentary.

Having Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

Having Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

Posted 02 November 2008 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | No Comments

Whispering to Durry in some magic, scientific booth. This museum has changed a lot since we were all last there in 1982.  I’m remembering this as the main entrance.  Now we enter from below the whole complex.  Still no sign of Mon ChiChi. Waiting for the bus, and looking a little tired. The museum is [...]

Saturday in Chicago

Saturday in Chicago

Posted 02 November 2008 | By | Categories: Clay, Durry, Travels | No Comments

The media has staked out their area for coverage of the Obama Election Day “party”. To the right of the satellite trucks is Grant Park where the tents are set up, baracades are in place.  Grant Park is the location of the 1968 Democratic Convention disturbances. A bit more of the Chicago skyline.  We’re on [...]

More from the Conservatory

More from the Conservatory

Posted 31 October 2008 | By | Categories: Travels | No Comments

I’ve read about this plant in our Visual Food book….have never seen it until today.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory

Posted 31 October 2008 | By | Categories: Travels | 2 Comments

100 year old place.

Just Couldn’t Help It

Just Couldn’t Help It

Posted 31 October 2008 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | No Comments

Portillo’s — Italian Beef Sandwich and a Chicago Dog.   We didn’t get to go to Milwaukee because Clay had to go to a meeting here in Chicago.  I went to the Vale Craft Gallery, and Durry to the Newberry Library.  THEN…we went to the Garfield Park Conservatory — the world’s(?) largest.  Amazing.  Anyone who lives [...]

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Posted 31 October 2008 | By | Categories: Clay | No Comments