This Week at Passports & Postcards

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We are still in the Chicago area, continuing to help Catherine purge things that have been tucked away in boxes, dark closets and almost forgotten. . . to family and friends who have received the booty of these findings, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and maybe I owe you an “I’m sorry” too?

Woody is getting great satisfaction caring for a couple of lawns…yard work isn’t “work,”

A New Way to Walk the Dog

A New Way to Walk the Dog

when you’ve been away from the responsibility so long. Carlos seems to like it too.

We have taken plenty of time for play. We were given a great opportunity to spend a couple nights at a flat in the City. It was a busy, hot, 4th of July weekend and hectic for our old dog, so we had to plan around his naps. Lucky for us, the flat had a balcony with a view of bustling people, and a sliver of Lake Michigan. I can be quite content when I have a view. One night, the waves were so loud you would have thought it was the ocean. Thank you Ruth, it was so kind of you to share.

So, what does one do in the City of Chicago with a dog? Well, you break rules I’m afraid… and you order take out. We respect the rules outlined at public venues, but when spying through the gates of Calvary Cemetery, it was clear this place was visited by more dogs & dog walkers, than it was grieving families. There were no grieving families, so we took the plunge, and joined the crowd. It was a cemetery on prime Lakeside real estate with mausoleums that appeared to be small chapels, ornate gravestones, or graves that clearly told a story.

Here's a headstone which could be in every cemetery

Here’s a headstone which could be in every cemetery

I bet they're Irish!?

I bet they’re Irish!?

Josie Lyon - Born 1880, deceased 1889 - his mother & father are buried nearby, both passing away in the 20th century

Josie Lyon – Born 1880, deceased 1889 – his mother & father are buried nearby, both passing away in the 20th century, long after dear Josie

Gravesite or chapel?

Gravesite or chapel?

Ornate stained glass graces many of these mini-chapels

Ornate stained glass graces many of these mini-chapels

This one got me wondering when smiley faces became a thing

This one got me wondering when smiley faces became a thing, did they see it in 1902?

Millennial Park, P1020670with it’s small shady gardens, roaring fountains,

Excuse me Sir, but your dog must leave the park

Excuse me Sir, but your dog must leave the park

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and statues – not dog friendly. Even after being escorted off once, we made a quick dash to The Bean for a picture.

A bean-shaped mirror in the middle of the park

A bean-shaped mirror in the middle of the park

A better look at the whole bean

A better look at the whole bean

Funny thing, after we checked off The Bean, (and before we really got in to any trouble,) we met some children that appeared to have not pet a dog before – which shouldn’t be too surprising with all the restrictions around here! One little boy using two fingers to pet him, another inquiring, “What’s this?”, pointing to his tail.

Just too cute!

Just too cute!

At least I am happy to report, the people of Chicago are dog friendly!

 

6 thoughts on “This Week at Passports & Postcards

  1. michelle

    As proud recipients of “stuff” I am glad you are finding time to break the law when you can….I loved the posting on the Polo match and congratulations on the big win!! Looks like you are all having a great time and wish we could be there…. Give Catherine a big and up the big fight for all Chicago dogs (hee hee)!

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