We all had brunch at a place not far from Betsy’s. The Forrester’s attended as well. We all crashed at Betsy’s afterwards and then headed for O’Hare. United is still a cheap, lousy airline. Their terminal was sweltering, but the other terminals were fine. We never took the camera out that day so no pictures. Perhaps Andrew and Pete took some.
Cary and I along with Andrew, Pete and Betsy started the day with a Wendella boat cruise on the Chicago River. Boy have things changed. We went up the North Fork of the Chicago River, which when Cary and I lived in the City was very dead. Now lots of condos, although many are empty. We went down the South Loop and that was built up too. No bodies floating in the river either.
Next we all toured Millennium Park and then met Clark and Suzanne for lunch at the new Art Institute Wing. Then, we toured the Gold Coast and showed the Andrew and Pete their parents old stomping grounds. We walked by my old apartment, Cary’s old apartments and had a few drinks at the Lodge. We then crashed at the hotel a bit. Andre and Pete went out later and met up with John at Butch’s.
Gold Coast shots
First, old times, Cary & I at the Lodge
Millennium Park shots
Boat Tour shots
We had such a great time with Clark and Suzanne we had a late start on Friday. Poor Pete had to work. We met Pete for lunch and then Betsy picked Cary & I up and we toured Hyde Park including the now Chicago Booth School of Business’s new campus. What a change for Chicago. The South Loop is amazing and I could get out of the car and not get mugged in Hyde Park.
Later, we all had dinner somewhere in the very Near North. Peter’s pick and just so so. Still a fun time. Later, we met John at Butch McGuire’s.
Charlie in Hyde Park
Shots from dinner
The Gang at Butch’s