To catch my flight to California from O’Hare airport this morning I had to come up to Chicago yesterday afternoon and stay the night. Before my dinner engagement, I went through the rabbit warren underground passageways then up to my favourite old watering hole on the seventh floor of the old Marshall Fields Department Store for a glass of wine.
Marshall Fields which is now Macys is one of the locations that breathe America to me and for me the big department store is an important Chicago Icon. A beacon from the past. Plus, at this time of year, it is heaving with sales.
But really I was here for the Walnut Room.
And it’s views.
And now I must away, find some decent coffee and catch my plane to California via Phoenix (I think).
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER AT THE FARM:
Wednesday 02/14 10% / 0 in
Cloudy skies during the morning with areas of fog developing late. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night 02/14 20% / 0 in
Areas of fog. Low 39F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
6:48 am 5:26 pm
Waning Crescent, 2% visible 6:08 am 4:27 pm
WEATHER AT MY DESTINATION IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY – CALIFORNIA
Wednesday 02/14 0% / 0 in
A mix of clouds and sun. High near 65F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night 02/14 10% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.
6:45 am 5:37 pm
Waning Crescent, 2% visible 6:06 am 4:45 pm