Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Woodstock Restaurants in the News

The Tribune has featured two of Woodstock's best restaurants recently, Pirro's and La Petite Creperie. Pirro's is my favorite place to eat in Woodstock. We haven't been to La Petite Creperie yet, through I have sat in the outdoor area late one evening when I walked by and was invited by a friend to sit and talk for a bit. I met the face of the Creperie, Frank (pronounced the French way, the Father of the Bride way), who was very hospitable, friendly and generous as I sat and talked with some Woodstock folks. A nice experience.

Get out and enjoy some of the best of our city restaurants.

Woodstock in the Trib

If you missed it, here's a Chicago Tribune Magazine article on Woodstock, "The More Things Change..."

Monday, September 03, 2007

Whatta Summer

It's been one amazing summer...and now it's over. At least in the my-kids-are-going-back-to-school-tomorrow sense. We tried to finish with a bang by taking a train trip into the city with our kiddos.

We went Thursday morning, made it to the top of the John Hancock Center, spent some time in Millennium Park, then greatly enjoyed two hours at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The view from the Hancock is really wonderful, and it was extra good on a sparkling blue sky day. We saw the Sears Tower (obviously), Wrigley Field, The United Center, Lincoln Park, Soldier Field, and all the way across Lake Michigan. Great experience.

Millennium Park was great, like always. The kids splashed around, we took 'bean' photos, and we just chilled and enjoyed the afternoon.

This was our first visit to the Art Institute of Chicago and it won't be our last. We were very impressed. Well, except for the mean lady who was profiling my kids as deviants and expecting them to do something awful. The rest of it was great! I don't know how much we saw, but it really wasn't much. I can't wait to go back again and spend a lot more time absorbing the mountains of beauty within. If you haven't been...then go.

Then we made the 8:30pm train back and crashed. I just love being so near Chicago and all it offers. It's a great, great city, full of life and energy. I'm glad Woodstock gets to be a part of the great city.