I had to be up in Chicago to take care of my mother-in-law
while my brother-in-law and his family took a much needed vacation.
It was a long and hard ten days but I did get some time
to go and do some things with friends.
Where my mother-in-law lives is like a nature park.
There are deer all over the place.
It is very scenic and quiet.
These deer I literally could touch them if I wanted to.
One of the places that I still have not gone to
is Wrigley Field and watch the Chicago Cubs play.
My sons and husband have gone but not me yet.
I went to a Cuban restaurant.
The food was absolutely delicious.
The atmosphere was wonderful.
My lunch and dessert below.
On the left plate is tostones and on the right is a Cuban sandwich.
I ate the tostones and brought the sandwich back home.
The dessert below is called flan.
This building is the place where I took my piano lessons
when I was a little girl. I would go in on the
side door and up the stairs.
I took lessons there for several years.
I decided to take the scenic route on my way home to Indiana from Chicago.
The route I took had me go along Lake Shore Drive.
I had never been through this route and I loved it.
One of the places that I always want to stop on my way back
from Chicago is Albanese Candy Factory.
This place is absolutely awesome.
Jorge and I always buy a 5 pound back of their
reject gummy candy and he buys for himself chocolate.
I highly recommend this place.
It's in Merrillville, Indiana.
One of the places that I love to go also is Fair Oaks Dairy Farm.
It's on I-65 exit 220.
I was able to watch a calf being born.
They have added several other buildings and they offer tours.
Going through the small towns in Indiana
I was able to enjoy their uniqueness.
I realized that it doesn't matter where I go,
I still love old houses.
They have so much character and charm.
One thing is for sure for me,
there is no place like home.