Early this morning, I was heading to Bozeman—on to Chicago for a little work assignment—I will be back home in Montana with the cowboy and Emmi on Saturday. The Bozeman airport has worked hard in recent years to entice more airlines/flights to Bozeman and even a few direct flights. It was so pleasurable this morning to take a direct flight to Chicago—I’ve forgotten what direct flights were living in Montana all these years! And, how cool—this was a three hour flight and United offered free inflight movie/TV shows broadcast to your own device. The time flew by as I watched on my iPad the movie Birdman, starring Michael Keaton who is a neighbor of ours when in residence.
The cab ride from airport to the Rush University Medical Center area was a traffic nightmare but I still arrived at the hotel before check-in time. Oh, well, the hotel provides a free shuttle to nearby area dining/attractions. I enjoyed a fabulous lunch sitting outside enjoying the amazing weather Chicago is experiencing! That is I enjoyed my lunch after the waiter dispatched the two inch long cockroach!!! which was crawling over my bare flip flop encased toes!!!! You would have been proud of me, I didn’t shriek, I just gasped, flicked it off with my finger and watched the waiter stomp on it—I was after all sitting outside! Thank goodness we don’t have cockroaches in Montana!
Growing up I had two sets of aunts/uncles who lived in Chicago and I spent time here as a child and teenager. I wish I had time for exploring but I will be spending all day and into the night in-servicing nursing staff Thursday and Friday. I can at least see the top of the Sears Tower from my hotel room windows!
Monday evening Michael and I were sitting outside on the deck enjoying the beautiful/cool evening when he said, “get your camera, there’s a critter over there in that tree.” We’ve had a hatch of magpie babies this summer and they were squawking incessantly—well they didn’t like Mr. Owl who had invaded their territory.
Life is good!