- Current Mood: excited
- Current Mood: happy
After the kite festival we decided to take a walk around the different gardens. There are SO many of them. A couple we wanted to see had closed earlier, but the majority of them were still open. I have to say and I know Brian would also agree, the Japanese Garden was one of the best. Very serene and very breathtaking.
Evening Island was also very enjoyable. The Carillon tower is located on this island. The Carillon was handcrafted in Holland. It is one of the few hand-played carillons in the United States. It features 48 bronze bells fixed to a metal frame that are struck by clappers controlled by a playing device. Besides church bells, the carillon has the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. In the summer, they actually have concerts at the carillon. Something definitely worth check out.
After walking around for a few hours and through all these amazing gardens, it was time to head home. What a day of walking, enjoying the beautiful gardens and the wonderful company. It was one of the best days I have had in a long time. I will always remember this day.
Edit: Had issues with LJ cut. It duplicated. Just click on the first one. They are both the same.
- Current Mood: happy
- Current Music:James Horner - The New World
Has been awhile since I have posted. This past month has been very crazy for me! Dealt with an auto accident earlier this month. I am completely fine. Igot the car back last Thursday. All I will say is ...DAMN cabbies!
I was laid off a couple of weeks ago, BUT then was offered another position that same day. Which is taking my career in a whole new direction. At this point, I had no choice. But I should be thankful I have a job, right? Stay tuned.
I am currently wrapping up a business trip in Somerset, NJ. One of Philips' corporate offices is here, their lighting division. I have been here since Monday. Nothing too exciting I guess. But I was able to connect with an uncle that lives in Trenton last night. Ate at a wonderful little Italian place in New Brinswick. It was fantastic! HUGE meatballs that melted in your mouth. I believe Grand Mama was actually making those meatballs last night. Then my uncle took me on a brief tour of Manhattan. Was able to get pretty close to Ground Zero. I got chills and felt such sadness being in the area, but was glad I was able to see it. Of course stupid me forgot my camera! DOH! Oh well, at least I can say "Been there, done that." This was first trip out east. I had a fantastic time. But I am so ready to get home.
Need to head to bed early. Have to be up at 4 am...UGH! But excited to get back. Time to start packing! Miss you guys! HUGS
- Current Location:Double Tree - Somerset, NJ
- Current Mood: Can't wait to get home!
Later in the morning my sister Shannon, brother-in-law Craig and nephew Matt decided to come and visit me. They were here also to see a Cubs game this afternoon. I was not able to go, since I had a work project to deal with. So I drove them to Wrigley Field to the game. It was easier than paying for parking. I went home and completed my work project. Hurray! I headed back into the city to pick up the family. It was my brother-in-law's birthday yesterday. So he chose where we were eating for dinner. He wanted to go to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. So we headed to Navy Pier for dinner. This place was great! And I really enjoyed the homemade hush pups! It was a great time. And Craig really enjoyed the visit.
After dinner we walked around Navy Pier for awhile. I could tell they were all getting tired. So it was time to take me back to Oak Park., We said our good byes and sent them home. It was such a nice day. Of course, always nice to spend time with family. It was such a great day. And now I am sleepy after being outside in the oh so warm and humid weather. Welcome to summertime in Chicago. I also took a few photos of today's adventure. Hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend!
- Current Location:Home
- Current Mood: sleepy
- Current Music:Minimal - Pet Shop Boys