From Hawaii to Oregon where we stayed for a week with friends of Lia’s, John and Lillian. They have a small acrerage in southern Oregon where we saw wild turkeys and chipmonks and there also reports of deer, bear, skunk and several other undesirables that we did not see. Went to a “House of Mystery” where there is an earth magnetic votex and some very strange things happened. Worth a visit if you are there. Also went to beautiful Crater Lake and down through some coastal redwood trees to Crescent City. It is on the coast and is the most northern city in California. Excellent seafood lunch at The Chartroom.
From Oregon on to Chicago to stay with other friends Dan and Dalia. So far we have seen a Bell Concert in the Chicago Botanical Gardens where classical music is played on large church types bells hung on a huge tower, a lot of downtown Chicago where skyscrapers are even more tightly packed then in the Gold Coast, lunch on the 95th floor of John Hancock Building. a couple of impromptue concerts, and an excellent collection of art at the Institute of Art. The difference is here they really care about the attractiveness of the architecture. Tomorrow we are leaving for a 8 or 9 day trip around Lake Michigen. No set agenda and we’ll take it as it comes and update this web page when we get back.