Friday, October 3, 2014

Austin's arm.  A man I met in Missouri.

The house we lived at when I was born.

Although I've spent a week in Chicago and the surrounding area, accomplished all that I've set out to do, I know I'll be back.  For every item checked, 3 fold has been added to the list, especially in the area of genealogy. 

My son flew in for a few days and we visited the graves of great-grandparents never met. I was very glad he was with me as we shared some pretty special moments together.

The warmest welcome and generous hospitality anyone could ever ask for. 
A full charge on my Uncle's NEMA 6-50 plug, a fabulous dinner with my Aunt, Uncle, Cousins and their families, shared CAD sewing projects, the coolest looking home grown gourd for a souvenir.  The list goes on and on.  I have the best family.  Love you guys!

Although he started off the trip in the passengers seat, it didn't take long before he moved stage left!  The acceleration, but especially the regenerative braking were the top two comments I heard from my son. 

Getting the last few items squeezed in

A "must stop". Garrett's popcorn, a Chicago icon.

Three hours (definitely not enough) at the Museum of Science & Industry, a member of the ASTC (Associaiton of Science-Technology Centers) which made our tickets free.  
DART buoy, used to detect tsunamis

U-505 Submarine, one of five in the world.

The savings however, were "equalized" by the overnight parking charge for a night's stay at a nearby hotel.  Fifty dollars, (I'm still in shock) and for less than 24 hours, and I parked it myself!  This has got to be the most ever paid for a single night of parking.  Have you paid more?

Dropping my kidlett off at the airport sounds the alarm for me to get back on the road.  Chicago has been great, but downtown, a little cramped.  I'm looking forward to stretching my legs again, out on the open road.


  1. You mentioned your uncle had a NEMA 6-50 plug. That seems uncommon. What other needs/uses doe your uncle have for that plug? Welding is the only thing that comes up in my Google search.

  2. Good search result. Welding,is what my Uncle used it for. Initially Kitt didn't want to charge, but after further investigation, he found out there was a bad fuse. Yes, the circuit was fuse protected, and not on a circuit breaker. Maybe "Charger" could share more information about this, but I suspect this was the technology at the time of installation.

  3. What a great nostalgic time! judy

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