Saturday, May 27, 2017
Day 241 - The Old Haunts and the Museum of Science and Industry
Today was a drive day into the city. We drove in after the morning rush hour and then headed west to Oak Park. There we drove past the old family home, Ricky's school, and a few landmarks. Time seemed to stand still. The house looked the same as the day we left. A Frank Lloud Wright design, it was built in 1919 as a model for suburban tract homes. Same color, same cracks in the plaster. It even looked like Ricky's bike was still laying on the front steps where it always was. I was half-tempted to stop and knock on the door....but didn't.
We drove back to the city along Chicago Ave as I pointed out to Bobbie all of the properties I had represented and sold and those I actually owned. So much had changed. It was amazing to go through the neighborhoods and see what 25 years had done. Man, I must have said it a thousand times, "if only I still owned that one."
We stopped along the way for a snack before heading over to Lakeshore Drive and down to the Museum of Science and Industry. There we visited the museum and toured the U- submarine. It has been a long time since last and everything was new and refreshed.