Monday, October 1, 2007
Week-end in Chicago
It turned out that the ballgame wasn't going to matter in the standings like we had hoped, but ten family members headed to Chicago to watch our beloved Detroit Tigers play the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. We didn't even win the game, but we had a wonderful time. There are always lots of Tiger fans at away games. It's fun to pass each other on the sidewalks and share a 'Go Tigers' with them. After the game we made our way to Billy Goat Tavern where we enjoyed a few drinks and the famous cheesborgers. The weather was simply beautiful - couldn't have asked for better weather. Time was limited to do other things, but four of us did take a tour around town to see what was new. Millennium Park wasn't there the last time I visited. Chicago is one of my favorite places and I look forward to the next trip.
We stopped in St. Joseph on the drive Friday so my sister could see the lighthouse there. It was a long walk out to the lighthouse where we discovered that beyond the first one was a second lighthouse. The concrete breakwater wasn't there years ago, so the watchman had to navigate the ladder-like structure over the water to get to the lighthouse. I can't imagine!