Chicago was great. I conferenced, Christopher explored. We met for dinner each night (the real purpose of visiting any new city, right?).
There was beer at the Map Room (where we perused old National Geographics):
Some easy, cheesy pizza at Piece:
Some fine vegetarian dining at the Green Zebra:
and our favorite, a beautiful wine bar meal at Avec (oh that divine lentil salad…):
After a few days at home to water the garden, catch up on work and writing, and air out our tent, we’re heading up to Vermont for one of our favorite annual excursions: camping, visiting the Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival, swimming in some rivers, sampling some brews and eating some truly fine fare. Back soon – have a great weekend!