Chicago, Illinois

Lake Michigan, true to its reputation, went out like a lion. Our last five-hour exposure to it saw swells of five to seven feet and Dream Seeker was rolling fifteen to twenty-five degrees continually. As we approached the breakwaters of the City Marina the seas flattened and the breathtaking Chicago skyline came into view.

Kay and David Vanasco were waiting on the dock to greet us.  I loved it!  What a wonderful greeting! Such a pleasure to see my Chicago relatives!  The City lights and the full moon brightened our reunion. We were in the middle of this beautiful City at night sitting atop Dream Seeker, glass in hand and smiles on our faces.

The next morning Denny and I ventured into the city, walking due west searching for charts. We encountered a lovely tree and flower-laden park with charming high-rise apartments all around it. We passed Mariano’s, a two story market that sold anything you would ever want and exuded aromatic and savory odors from its doorways.

Later in the day we reconvened on Dream Seeker joined by Kay’s friend John and David’s wife Patty and son Andrew. The menu included authentic Chicago pizza. I had a great time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Chicago, Illinois

  1. There is nothing like Chicago Pizza! I miss it terribly 😩Glad you got to see the beautiful skyline, sorry you had the rough seas but that’s the Windy City! 😘

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  2. What a lovely way to view the city! I haven’t told you, you look great! This whole adventure has made you look younger. If you decide to take the Mississippi, let us know. Patty

    On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM Dream Seeker 2019 wrote:

    > Dreamseeker14 posted: “Lake Michigan, true to its reputation, went out > like a lion. Our last five-hour exposure to it saw swells of five to seven > feet and Dream Seeker was rolling fifteen to twenty-five degrees > continually. As we approached the breakwaters of the City Marina th” >

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  3. OMG!! Glad you made it through
    Lake Michigan safely!!!!
    The nice part of the passing
    Was when you saw family and friends!
    Hope you make it to and through the Locks in time.
    Take care😘😘😘
    Miss you 😰😰😰

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  4. So glad you were able to meet up with the Vanasco’s. David, Patty and the kids were here in FL a few weeks ago and asked all about your trip. No answer is as good as seeing you and Denny on the boat for yourself!

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