Jun 1, 2012


You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes....

It's soon that time of the year again.  Only a few more hours until we are in Chicago, and both Arvid and I are just so ready to get there. Seems he has been missing Chicago for quite some time now.  Chicago has been described as "perhaps the most typically American place in America."
Chicago, where the people are casual, living is carefree and where we have time to just enjoy the city.  Packing my  backpacks and sneakers as we speak.  The only two items  I use just about everyday.  No walking in stiletto heels in the park like we see many girls here in Florida.  No need to pile up the makeup as is the norm here.  Just a relaxed lifestyle and where people are more practical in just about everything. 

We arrive in Chicago a week before the Chicago Blues festival.  A must for us for the last 6 years.  

We may not know many of the artists this year, but that will not stop us from having a good time; all I want is for this year no rain and please don't be as cold as last year.  Last year Arvid's brother and girlfriend also visited and we had a ball with them.   It was so cold she had to actually buy some winter clothes and rain gear.  No matter what, we always have a good time with them.  One thing for sure though, the weather is very unpredictable...

I love Chicago in the summer and Florida in the winters.  The summers in Chicago are humidity free so unlike Florida.  Weather wise very much like Norway's summer.  Warm in the days (hopefully) and in the evenings cool and refreshing.   We have an entire month to enjoy this beautiful before having to head to Norway.  Will be good to go to Norway since we missed last year, but I am already missing Brutus.  

In Chicago we are always out and about, walking all around the city.  We can already begin to feel the excitement of experiencing city life all over again.  When Arvid and I travel all by ourselves, we fly coach.  When we travel with Brutus it's always first class because Arvid says that the seats in Coach are too little and Brutus will not be comfy...this way we can have him right next to us.  Arvid and I like to carry him, have him close to us, and talk to him just to make sure he is not scared.  

Next blog will be from Chicago!
Whoever said,

"I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America" got it right.

But when I go to Chicago, I know I'm home..
I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February...