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From Tater Land to Bluesville


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The adventure begins. It starts early— 3:30 a.m. when the alarm rings. Off to the airport at 5:00 a.m. thanks to our chauffeur and my fellow “Fluff Boy”, Saul. We say bye-bye to Idaho— where out-of-stators-get-free-taters— to Chicago, the city that gave the world the blues. Happenin’ today is the biggest blues festival in the world.

Here we are in the Idaho Falls airport waiting for our flight (Me, Courtney, and Jake).
Idaho Falls Airport

Idaho Falls Airport

The view from 8,000 feet as we leave Tater Land.
Idaho skies

Idaho skies

Arrived in Chicago at 12:30 and walked from our hotel to Carmine's Restaurant on N. Rush Street. And after stuffing ourselves, we walked back. Here are photos of the walk and Carmine's.

Sheraton Towers Hotel, Chicago

Sheraton Towers Hotel, Chicago

Walking Chicago

Walking Chicago

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Carmine's Restaurant

Carmine's Restaurant

Jake at Carmine's

Jake at Carmine's

Sheri's salad at Carmine's

Sheri's salad at Carmine's

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N. Rush Street

N. Rush Street

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Later in the evening, Courtney, Jake and I walked to the Blues Festival from the hotel--down Columbus Street,through Millenium Park and then Grant Park. It was a laid-back, easy feeling. Cool evening, great music, and a congenial mix of people from all over the globe.
Millenium Park

Millenium Park

Walking Chicago

Walking Chicago

Posted by davidmutticlark 08:06 Archived in USA Tagged music festival blues Comments (0)

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