Pete's Log: fantastic weekend

Entry #1283, (Travel)
(posted when I was 23 years old.)


So let's see. Friday night Meg and I took her doggies and checked out the Summer in the City festival (formerly known as the South Bend Ethnic Festival).

Saturday evening we drove to Chicago. We stayed at a hostel right by State Street. After getting all checked in, we went to Gino's East for some Chicago-style deep dish. I'm not vegan anymore, but after Philadelphia, I consider it a triumph that I'm still vegetarian. Then we went to Buddy Guy's and watched some live blues.

Sunday we got up early and went to Chicago's Second Unitarian Church. It's a Unitarian Universalist place. Which means you get all the fun of church without any of the annoying stuff to believe in. After the service we had brunch at a fantastic creperie. We then wandered around the Belmont and Clark area. That evening we went to the Green Mill for the Uptown Poetry Slam followed by live Jazz. I drank vodka martini. It was fun. Some of the poetry was amazing.

Monday we hit the Nature Museum and wandered around the Lincoln Park area, then spent some time on Michigan Ave and hit the Cheesecake factory for dinner. Then we went to Delilah's for their Punk Rock Monday. We hung out for a while. I drank a Goose Island Honker, since it seemed somehow necessary that I drink a Goose Island beer while in Chicago. I didn't recognize any of the punk the DJ played, proving yet again how much of a poser I am. But it was all fun music. Then we drove back to South Bend.

This girl is kicking my ass. She's so much fun. She's from Chicago (well, ok, suburbs) so she was my tourguide. I like her. Yay!