A couple weekends ago I ran home to Chicago for a meet up of friends for a meal “at” Alinea (that’s getting its own post). Here’s all the stuff from the trip that wasn’t Alinea.
I got in late Friday night, but not too late for some Johnnie’s
Saturday morning I walked down to the Oak Park Farmer’s Market with Emily via the High School campus.
Then I went down to the West Loop to meet up with Heather at the new McDonalds headquarters where they have a special McDonalds that serves a rotating menu of McDonalds food from around the world. We had a cheeseburger from the Netherlands, poutine from Canada, and a Chilean McFlurry. It was a very, very nice McDonalds and a magnificent experience.
Just like the menu!
Corporate boardroom or site of my next birthday party?
Then we drove downtown and walked down to the hotel where everyone else was staying before heading over to the Art Institute.
“Prayer Rug” all these speakers were playing recordings of different prayers
The big draw of the Art Institute right now: a Jonathan Singer Sargent show
We found Trevor!
Next: a little Bean time!
What I learned: this guy’s brother works at the BYU Bookstore, but he and his sister are RM’s and attend a school in Ohio. They were on their first trip to Chicago.
And to end: More Michigan Avenue walking, a pizza (not pictured) and the Maggie Daley Park.
Next Up: A meal beyond meals!