Wordless Wednesday: Chicago in fifteen

Lake dreams: Meena drifts in Lake Michigan.

We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Dan and Meena headed to the Windy City to visit her parents and celebrate her dad’s retirement! Congrats papa and sasu ra ju!

It was a spectacularly warm and laid back weekend, with side trips to Wisconsin to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright home, the lake and a memorable sausage feast that included yak and alligator.

We thought we’d celebrate our trip with a special Wordless Wednesday! For the complete image set of our trip, you can click here: Chicago, Memorial Day, 2012

Blue bird day: Nothing but blue skies at the beach.

Bookstore heaven: The Armadillo’s Pillow in Roger’s Park is one of Meena’s old haunts and quickly becoming a favorite of Dan’s as well. A bookstore like bookstores should be.

Flying saucer: The Golden Rondelle Theater in Racine, WI was originally designed by Lippincott and Margulies as the SC Johnson Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964-65. After the Fair, the theater was brought to Racine and Taliesen Associate Architects, the architectural group founded by Frank Lloyd Wright, was commissioned to redesign the structure to compliment the company’s existing Wright designed Administration Building and Research Tower.

Spread your wings: We visited Wingspread, in Racine. Frank Lloyd Wright built Wingspread as a private residence for Herbert Johnson between 1938-38. The building, which we toured, is currently used as a conference center for Johnson Foundation.

Fireplace, east face

Fireplace, cook pot

Thin staircase to lookout

Down view from lookout

Courtyard up to lookout

Bird’s eye view: The winding drive from the lookout.

Lake light: Wind Point Lighthouse is located in Racine, built in 1880.

Fog warning: Check out those fog horns at the Wind Point Lighthouse!

Hogging the dogs: Meena’s dad gets ready to dig in to an unusual feast at Hot Doug’s, a sausage joint that serves, among other things, Yak and Alligator meat.

Dumpling joy: The aushak (dumplings) at the Afghan restaurant, Kabul House, in Skokie were delicious!

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4 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Chicago in fifteen

  1. SDR106 says:

    Yak meat!?!? For some reason that sounds tasty.

    • It can be SDR! We tried yak the first time in Nepal and it was pretty bad, so we were unsure what to expect. But this sausage was peppery and tender, very good. They get the meat from a farm in Colorado apparently.

  2. kiran says:

    Thank you Juwaibabu.Yes the Yak was the best.

  3. You’re very welcome Sasu Ra Ju! It was so nice to see you and a great idea to try Hot Doug’s!

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