Dr. Cliff Les, a buddy from grad school blitzed by Chicago from the Detroit area for the weekend – met him and his wife Kathy at Lou Manati’s in River North. Cliff and I were in Veterinary Biosciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1986 to about 1988 or so – he was in biomechanics while I was working in reproductive biology.
He was in research for awhile, then private practice and academia and back to private practice and he was here in Chicago to visit a former student of his from Michigan State rotating at Brookfield Zoo. It was quite a short visit, but we had fun reminiscing the gold old days (oops typo but I will leave it there).
Going home, I walked along the Riverwalk, not quite on the riverwalk but on Wacker Drive. Since this weekend is freezing I decided not to do the usual 7 mile walk so this 1.5 mile stretch from North Wells to N. Michigan where my bus stop is would suffice. And of course I took pictures along the way, even though just from my iPhone.
After Christmas lunch at my apartment with college friend, Pons and his son Maki, both of whom recently arrived from the Philippines, I invited them to my tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day. Instead of going to Evanston, IL, where I usually see a show, we went to downtown Chicago to watch Aquaman. We had about an hour to kill before the show, so we went around the Riverwalk to see the sights.
I was surprised that there were many people on the walk as well as around the Mag Mile. On Christmas evening. I guess there are people who don’t celebrate Christmas in a traditional sense.
Just like me.
A member of the Drink and Click Chicago group flew in from Monroe, LA (she flies in to see the opera) last Veterans Day weekend – perfect timing for the November themed photowalk, the theme of which I totally forgot. Hah!
But it was Veterans Day, so it was fitting to photograph the Vietnam Memorial on the Riverwalk after which we walked south to see the autumn colors which finally arrived at Millennium Park.
Sweet but short.