Our day in Chicago starts near Wrigley Field
where the Cubs are about to play the Cardinals.

Down in Belmont Harbor on the lakefront - people gather to play with their dogs. Rick Martin and Bill.  Rick spent the day with us. Larry threw a party in this bar in May - for the visitors to his Hotboots web site. This we joked was 'very Chicago' - The el going by and Wrigley Field in the same photo. The ball game is still going on - and there's quite a carnival going on in the streets, too.
The el is, well, 'elevated'. A look up at the scoreboard. On October 20, 1976, we met in this restaurant, Sawa's Old Warsaw. - We were delighted to see it was still there. - Web pages about it say it is now 'an institution'. - Does this mean we are now an institution? It was fitting that Rick - our longest time friend to know us both - could join us. We had to pose in front of the sign! - The menu and internal decor were exactly the same as we remembered.
This is our friend Mark Simon from the late 1970s. - He hadn't changed a bit! And this is our friend Noel Williams from the late 1970s. - He had long blond hair back then and was skinny as a rail. - He had changed so much we wouldn't have known him. Noel's pet.  A rabbit! Bill, April (Noel's wife), Noel, and Mark. Bill, Noel, Mark, and Larry.

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