Monday, July 19, 2010


Saturday we headed into the boat~ GORGEOUS day, hot, small problem, not a lot of wind...but let that stop us....of course not.

Hot was the name of the game, let me tell you. It was HOT, SWEATY hot, I don't sweat happily...EVER. It is so not my thing...but there really was no escaping it.

We were having boat guests, so we arrived early to clean up. It amazes me how a perfectly clean boat can be left one week, only to return the next to yuck. And the 'perfect' rug that I hunted FOREVER for drives me nutty. Although it really is cute, and perfect in design, it has a bad habit of fuzzing. It's a wool hooked rug, and for some reason it fluffs EVERYWHERE. I had it dry cleaned thinking that would correct it. Not so much.

Anyway, I digress....

We cleaned up, and awaited our guests, our daughter's beau's mom and a friend... They arrived, and off we sailed out into the windless lake. We had a very leisurely sail, nothing too hair raising, or nail biting.. but it allowed snacking and chatting. After an hour or so, our city daughter joined us, and we headed out again. This time there was absolutely NO wind, so we dropped the lofting sails and threw over the anchor and swam.. Well, the guys swam.

We girls attempted to cool off, but only were able to dip out ankles in. It was a bit too cold for me ~ like 30 degrees too cold. I like my water about 90...
After the swim, we headed back toward the harbor
and decided to head out for pizza.

We ate at Uno's. Uno's is a Chicago icon. Delish, I tell you. Well worth the hour and a half wait. Our daughter's beau joined us after work (he works at Nordstrom and it's the Anniversary Sale, SOMEBODY has to work- right?)

Sunday we went to RAVINIA... I LOVE, Love, love, Ravinia. For you non Chicago readers, Ravinia is an outdoor concert place, that is in a lovely park like setting. You are allowed to bring in picnic fare, food, drinks, candelabra, furniture...whatever you deem appropriate for an evening under the stars.

I always have a tendency to overtake, but it seems like EVERYONE else does, so why shouldn't I? And it adds to the evening...all the comforts of home, glass wine glasses included!

We saw Sting. HOLY SHIT he is hot. He was accompanied by 'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra'. That in itself was awesome.
My sister in law managed to scam us into the pavilion where we could see him up close and personal...I was pretty much gobsmacked. Seriously.

I risked my life for these pictures for you faithful enjoy.

Sorry some are a little was hard to hold still. Very, very hard.

1 comment:

  1. OMG STING is gorgeous! That last pic is amazing!!!!!!!