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!