Aug 21, 2012

Summer Days...

Yeah we got it all, no problems my friend, it’s a holiday in the sun....

Summer in Chicago.  So far it has been good.  Danielle's visit makes it even nicer.  She's gone, but while here we did so much with her.  I miss that smile and hug from her.  This weekend was the Air and Water Show.  Private viewing from our apartment makes it an all day even for us.

Considered to be the oldest and largest show of its kind in the country, Chicago's Air & Water Show attracts millions of spectators each year and features several high-flying acts, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Bill Stein Airshows Zivko Edge 540. 

The Air & Water show also features water-based performers including the Chicago Fire Department Air and Sea Rescue Team.

Admission is always free.  Here are a few awesome pictures I got from the internet.  We are fortunate, to be able to see the show from our balcony and living room.  Even Brutus is amazed by the airplanes.

Chicago has hosted an air show of one form since at least the 1930's.  The modern North Avenue Beach Air and Water Show is in its 54th year in 2012

Just a glimpse at the crowd.  The city is packed with people.  Yesterday was the last day of the Air Show. Soon all the hecticness will calm down a bit.  School starts and "normal" life goes back in place.  For us it is summertime in one of the best cities and we are having a good time.

Last night I got this email from Danielle,
Auntie Nad,

I miss you guys so much too! Usually when I come back from some vacation, I'm happy to be home, but right now I just wish I was back with you guys getting irritated at Uncle Arvid for switching the channel every five minutes (ahaha!) and eating raspberries.

Thank you so much for letting me stay for a week every year, it's one of the things I look forward to most every summer, and I already cannot wait until next year's trip. You and Uncle Arvid always make me laugh, and it's so refreshing to spend time with you guys. And Brutus too, of course, even though he has trouble admitting that we're best pals.

Tell Uncle Arvid not to strain himself too much on the Solitaire, and not to beat himself up for losing to a master like me - it was inevitable, after all (haha!). I can't wait to win all of your money next year, but more than that, just to spend time with you guys, even if half of that time is spent at the lovely Mariano's (just kidding! I liked it there!).

Thank you guys so much.
Love always,
 Yes, I miss her.
Hope you all have a good day.

Every now and then we hear our song, we’ve been having fun all summer long....