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April 2024
  • 08Dec

    It was cold in chicago this weekend, but there were too many fun things happening around the city to huddle inside Ruben’s tiny apartment.  On Saturday, we had breakfast at Julius Meinl, a Viennese style coffee house that reminds me that I need to go back to Vienna someday now that I like coffee.   We spent the early afternoon doing some christmas window shopping down the Magnificent Mile, visited the Christmas tree inside Macy’s and looked at the decorated story windows along the sidewalk, and then ended our afternoon at the Christkindlmarkt at Daley Plaza.  It’s a small, outdoor christmas market remeniscent of the christmas markets all through Germany this time of year (which, I will remind a certain someone, he has promised to take me to someday).  There were a lot of people selling german woodcarvings, embroidery, ornaments and other unique items.  I picked up a traditional Advent Calendar and a little wooden snail with a Santa hat that rolls.  We had dinner at one of Ruben’s favorite bars that has a huge beer list…  I gave a draft beer called Brown Sugga a try, but it was painfully bitter and didn’t help change my opinion of beer.  I’ll try to pick something sweeter next time. Tonight there are a pair of bells and a sprig of evergreen behind my advent calendar window.  When Ruben gets a break from studying for finals, he’ll post some pictures from the weekend.

    Posted by racheln @ 11:37 pm

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