06.08.2013 - 06.08.2013
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).
The view from 8,000 feet as we leave Tater Land.
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.
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.