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Night b/4 first 5K

Friday, June 10, 2011

I have to admit I am a bit nervous. I just want to finish in under 50 min. I don't run, but I can jog a study 4.5 - 4.7 mph on the treadmill at the gym. I have also been practicing running outdoors on the street and sidewalks in the neighborhood. My sister said I should do it in under 20 min., but that sounded way too fast for a 5K the first time out. I think she is nuts, because she said she did her first one in 33 min., well la de la for her. She was also about 8 yrs. younger than I am now. So at 55 I will be happy to finish in a decent time. I just hope for a good nights sleep, not to sleep through the alarm and can keep up with my friend Debbie's, 12 yr. old daughter Hannah. Debbie will have my camera to take photos for me. She will hang on to my stuff too. Jeff will drop me off, but won't hang around. My son Frank may come down around 10am for the Flag Day festivities because you get free cake and ice cream. Being a runner I get a free pancake breakfast afterwards, it is $5 for those not running. I will pay for Franks pancakes and he can give me a ride home. I can walk home if not. It is maybe 1 1/2 miles to get home but if I am all sweaty it would be nice to have a ride. LOL. Let you all know the results tomorrow.

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JOOPRINCESS 6/12/2011 10:21PM

    YOU CAN DO THIS! Don't you worry either, it's not a competition against your sister. You do you. Can't wait to see the pictures!

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TERRYT55 6/12/2011 2:21PM

    I just read about your run..........you did such a great job. I can't even imagine doing a 5K in under 20 minutes even if I was an experienced runner. 34.30 is an amazing time.

Did you get a ride home? How was the pancake breakfast? When is your next run?

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    I hope that you're doing well & that the 5K went well for you. Love, Dawn emoticon

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_LINDA 6/11/2011 2:06AM

    Good luck!! All the best! You will get a time you will be happy with for your first time out! Enjoy the festivities afterwards. Cake sounds good as does pancakes :))

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#7 Chicago daylight pictures from the 38th floor

Friday, June 10, 2011

Not sure what the exact name is, some call it the "Bean".

This is where they have outdoor concerts, mostly free. Also a different view of that strange foot bridge from #6 blog

Michigan Ave. looking south.

View of the planitarium.

These are water fountains when they are turned on. Water will shoot out from where the mouth is. Kids play area

This building was across the street from the living room window. On nice days the residents come out and sun themselves on the roof. I love the artwork!

We were not sure what building this is. It is almost where the "Hard Rock Hotel" is located. Too bad from the street no one can see its beauty.

Ok, in the words of Porky Pig "Thats all folks"! I hope all my friends enjoyed seeing Chicago. This was my first trip and I went a little overboard with pictures. I was very excited to share these with everyone!

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_LINDA 6/11/2011 12:33PM

    These are awesome!! I can't imagine hanging ten that high and doing artwork like that!! that is really amazing!! Its always so wonderful to see where my friends have traveled and what they enjoyed seeing!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to share them all!

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HIKINGSD 6/10/2011 7:33PM


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DDOORN 6/10/2011 9:37AM

    Very nice!


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JANTWO 6/10/2011 12:41AM

    Awesome pictures!!!! Thank you for sharing them!!!!

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MCMARTI26 6/10/2011 12:35AM

    Loved the pictures!!! It makes you want to visit soon.

Thanks for sharing,

Carolina M.

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#6 Chicago Millennium Park last day

Friday, June 10, 2011

This is at the opposite end of Millennium Park about 1 1/2 miles from where we stayed after we walked to breakfast and are returning to the condo.

Metra train going through the park.

One of many beautiful walking paths.

Naked Indian stature.

Walking over to the fountain used in the opening of tv show "Married with Children" which was one of our favs.

My husband kept calling me "Peg" and I was calling him "Al". People were laughing at us cause I was walking like "Peg" did on the show.

One of the Segway tours they do of the park or you can rent a bike. I would chose the bike, hubby says Segways. lol

The park has beautiful hidden gems everywhere.

This is a foot bridge over the street. When the sun is really out, you can't get a good picture because of the glare.

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HIKINGSD 6/10/2011 7:37PM

    So many parts of Chicago I have not seen. Thank you for showing me that! Love the Peg and Al story :)

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JOOPRINCESS 6/10/2011 1:02PM

    What a fantastic blog! Our daughter is going with her grandmother to visit family in Chicago this Saturday for a week. I've shared the pictures with her (she's 9) and got her excited all over again for her trip. Now I don't feel so bad not being able to go with her. Enjoy your time, PEG!

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_LINDA 6/10/2011 12:18PM

    Wow! Great photos! I used to watch that show Married With Children, not sure why, but I liked it lol. How neat it is to see that fountain! The Indian statue is the best, lots of power in it, really well made to show beauty and strength in the human and horse bodies.. Most of the time with modern art sculpture, I don't get the purpose, a bunch of walking legs? Hmmm.
Thanks very much enjoyed!!
Have a Fantastic Friday and fabulous weekend!

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#5 Chicago night shots

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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TEDDYBEAR662 6/9/2011 9:28AM

    Very nice...
Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SHERREMAC 6/9/2011 6:19AM


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TXGRANDMA 6/9/2011 1:12AM

    Just beautiful lights! Thanks so much for sharing with us! You might know that I forgot my camera on this last trip to Seattle! Chris
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_LINDA 6/9/2011 12:44AM

    Awesome!! I happen to have a 3000 piece puzzle I did of Chicago at night on my wall, love it! I really like flying into a city at night to get a great view of all the lights!
Thanks for bringing us a little bit of your trip to share and enjoy!

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HOWLERMOM 6/9/2011 12:00AM

    Gotta love this city at night!

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HIKINGSD 6/8/2011 11:55PM

    Love them!

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#4 Chicago pictures

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Planes everywhere!!

mini train layout of the city of Chicago. Sorry a bit blurry

Jeff playing engineer Bill

Jeff in front of the Zepher

2nd class toilet on the Zepher

This is "Zeph" the mule, whom the train was name for or vice a versa?

prisms in the Einstein area.

weight dropping experiment.
Next blog will be night shots from the 38th floor. This ended out trip to the Museum of Science and Industry, which we only saw about 1/10 of. You could spend a week there and maybe see everthing. I hope to return one day.

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TXGRANDMA 6/9/2011 1:07AM

    Wow, Teri! That looked like lots of fun! Loved the mule!
We went to the museum of Flight in Seattle, and I felt the same way! Wish I had a week to go through it instead of just a few hours!


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_LINDA 6/9/2011 12:42AM

    Too bad you didn't have time to see it all.. How did you choose what you would see? 1/10th isn't that much really.. I love going to places like that and taking my time exploring.. Looks like a great place to visit!

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LIL-VIXEN 6/8/2011 10:28PM

    Like your pics

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DEBIGENE 6/8/2011 10:07PM

    interesting pics

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DDOORN 6/8/2011 10:06PM

    Cool to re-visit my hometown stomping grounds...! I'd better catch up with the rest of your blogs! :-)


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