6.05.2013

PAST BLAST: CHICAGO

06.21.09
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Random Chicago Stuff:
  • Chicago is a lot more fun of a city than I thought. There's a beach, tons of stuff to do and any store you could ever imagine. I understood for the first time why anyone would go there for fun or even for their honeymoon. 
  • The 5 1/2 hr train ride felt shorter than a 3 hr flight---more space, more for the kids to look at out of the window, and we could walk around. 
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  • The kids sleep much better in a hotel room than they do in a tent. 
  • I can't believe I've gone 32 years without ever having Chicago style pizza... it's fantastic! Woo and I were both craving it the night we got back. I'm wondering how hard it would be to make. 
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  • The iPod costumes turned out better than I was expecting, and they were an absolute hit. We had people asking us if they could take pictures of the kids before we even got to the Apple store. 
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  • Moses was the most popular. Women would sigh and gasp whenever they'd see him toddling around in his little costume. 
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  • The local NBC station shot the kids and interviewed Woo, but we didn't see it on the news :( 
  • The kids had their picture taken about a million times, but by the time the photographer from Apple came out to take their picture, Herbie was at the end of his rope and refused to cooperate. 
  • Our biggest mistake was not slapping something related to Woo's app on the kids. They caught everyone's attention, but most people probably just thought we were iPod fanatics. 
  • Ruby was great at handing out flyers, which was lucky because neither of her parents were. 
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  • Herbie made us smile every time he said, "shee-(pause)-KAA-go." And he said it a lot. 
  • I was surprised by the large number of runners through the city at all times of day, and by the large amount of kids. 
  • Our kids LOVED the beach. We would've gone again, but I was physically not prepared to deal with that kind of mess more than once. They wouldn't have had any clothes to wear home. 
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  • Ruby ended up covered from head to foot with sand. 
  • Herbie kept the mess to his hands and feet, and mostly avoided the water. 
  • Moses spent most of his time on the walkway or in the water. He'd back off the walkway into a foot of water, cry the whole time it took to walk back to me, and then he'd do it again. 
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  • Somehow Ruby managed to wake up Saturday morning with gum in her hair. We're scared to hypothesize on where she got it, but I cut it out when we got home. She now has bangs.
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 PAST BLASTS are weekly emails I wrote to family and friends over the past 5 years. Pictures are contemporaneous with the email, but have been added later.

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