Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weekend Fun

We had a great weekend. Our friends Paul and Jeannie arrived on Thursday evening. On Friday after brunch at the Uptown Cafe, we headed to Milwaukee to see the Brewer's play. (Why not stay in town and see the Cubs you ask, we wanted to, but couldn't find any reasonably priced tickets. That's what happens when they're on a winning streak.) Back to our story...on the way to Milwaukee, we stopped in Lake Geneva and had lunch at a restaurant with this great view of the lake. 

The ballpark was great. We enjoyed the game (the Brewer's beat the Washington Nationals) and all the fun things that they did between innings.

On Saturday we took the train into town. We were going to go to the top of the Sears Tower and then take a river/lake cruise. The wait at the Sears Tower was about two hours so we decided to skip it. By the time we got to the boat cruise, the only tickets they had was for the 4:00 pm cruise. We got the tickets and decided to do some shopping on Michigan Ave and have some lunch. The weather was great for the cruise, partly cloudy and not too hot.

On Sunday we had tickets to see Jersey Boys, which was great. We got downtown early, so we decided to go to the art museum. This is Melissa's favorite painting in the museum.

After the show, we went to the Italian Village for dinner. It is the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. We had a little room all to ourselves. The food was delicious and we ate way too much.

After dinner we walked over to Millennium park to take a look at the water sculpture and Cloud Gate, or the bean as everyone calls it. See all of us reflected in the bean? If you look at the bottom right corner of the picture, you can see part of Paul's face and those hands are Jeannie's.

It was a great weekend and we hope Paul and Jeannie come to visit again soon.

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