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Thanksgiving in Chicago by Ann Treacy
December 26, 2010, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Chicago

We arrived in Chicago on Thanksgiving. We had two turkeys (one deep-fried) and a ham. Really we had enough food for about 100 people – I think there were about 25 people there: us and a lot of Dan’s family.

We packed up snack packs for the homeless. All of the kids helped. Nothing like a little assembly line work to build up an appetite.

The next day we went to a kid’s improv show. The younger kids loved it; the older kids got busted having to play the teen dragon. The improv group did a really good time and I have to think that kid-friendly improv is not always that easy.

As always we ended our trip with an amazing meal for the adults at some restaurant that I can’t remember – but I have to say that bring your own would be an excellent idea for restaurants in the Twin Cities!

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A night in Madison by Ann Treacy
December 26, 2010, 10:03 pm
Filed under: Wisconsin

OK I’ve been super lay about the blog since Halloween. I’m going to try to catch it up. Maybe the best way to do that is to skip right to Thanksgiving.

We went to Chicago for Thanksgiving. It was my fourth trip to Chicago in 2010. We drove down with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Billy – it was a convoy! We stopped in Madison on the way down because we were expecting terrible weather and Katie didn’t want us until Thanksgiving Day, which I can understand.

Madison really is a nice town. And Grandma scored us rooms at one of the best hotels. So we were very happy to stop. We enjoyed a swim and a nice dinner at some Irish restaurant. On the way down I learned how to use my new Droid Phone. Although admittedly most of the apps that are on it are still from the kids who needed no time to make good use of it.




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