Oct 2, 2016

End Of Another Summer In Chicago...

Summertime in Chicago is over.
Bye Bye summer time...

This summer like the ones before, we have had very beautiful days sitting out in the
 sun and looking at the boats pass by as we enjoyed something to drink and something
to nibble on.  One of of favorite things to do in the city is to just walk around
 and see everything around us.   Of course, I never miss taking pictures.  One 
day I will look back and reminisce.  So far it is still my favorite city.

The one thing about Chicago that you can count on is that the weather is completely 
unpredictable.  One minute we are out in the sun with shorts and feeling all nice and 
warm and then all of a sudden it is windy and cold.  As soon as you are in the
 shade you need your sweater and in my case a few more warm clothes.

This summer has been excellent as far as the weather goes, but these last few 
days have been colder.  Like I have mentioned before, I am enjoying it, but Arvid not 
so much.  And to think that he is a "Viking"  At least he likes to say that.

As usual when it is this chilly it is always good to jump in the hot tub and warm
 ourselves up a little.  We have done that quite a few times, but not as much as we did last 
summer.  We probably have the nicest pool/hot-tub area in all of downtown Chicago.

Yesterday was very emotinal.  Ana, Queta and Jose came to say thier goodbyes to Sniff.
As soon as Sniff heard their footsteps he woke up from his nap and ran to the door.

In they came and Sniff was all over then.  He loves them and they love him.  Seeing them
touch him, talk to him and hold him was also emotional for me.  They cried as they left.
 I will forever be grateful to them for everything they did for him.  Sniff and us were
 lucky the day we met them.  Until next summer, but as Ana and Queta said, "please send
us little Sniff videos and pictures whey you are in Florida."  Of course we will.

Suddenly this little girl and her mom have made it hard to say goodbye.  They say that
 if you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

Once back home in Florida our week is looking very busy.  It's back to busy days.
Yes, I am looking forward to being very busy again.  It keeps the mind from wandering
to places I don't want it to go.  Most times it works.  We are going home.

Happy Sunday to all.  There is always something new to learn and feel each day.
Remember wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to
May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down...