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Thanksgiving in Chicago by Ann Treacy
November 27, 2011, 10:58 pm
Filed under: Chicago

It seems like our time in Chicago was particularly quick this year. We headed out in our convoy on Wednesday. We stayed in Madison with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Billy Wednesday night. Then Thursday we headed to Chicago. We ate at our usual place – which we seem to find by looking for the place we think is our usual place but is not as easy to find. Then we had a great dinner with all of the fixings – including two turkeys (one baked, one deep fried) and a ham. Really I could give up everything except stuffing, ham and pumpkin pie. Luckily everybody seems to like different things.

The day after we went to a gym full of trampolines. It was very fun – but two days later I can still feel it. We were there for two hours and I’d say most of the grownups jumped for at least an hour. That’s a lot of bounce. That night the grownups headed to a really nice dinner at Al Dente. It’s a chef owned restaurant with a Mexican/Lain flair. Then the less mature of the grownups headed out. It was very fun but I totally lost my voice. To be fair, I has been skating around a cold all week. A day of being so unkind to my body just brought the cold into full force.

Saturday some of us went to the Children’s Museum. Aine and Bridie seemed to enjoy it. They rarely get to call the shots so that was fun. Then we just hung out. Played cards and ate Chinese Saturday night. Then we got up at the crack of dawn to drive home, which didn’t seem like such a good idea at the crack of dawn – but now that it’s 12:30 and we’re back in St Paul it seems like a great idea.

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Two turkeys and a ham? How many people were at the dinner?

Comment by Rich Broderick

There were six of us. 🙂 Actually I htink there were 21.

Comment by Ann Treacy




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