Monday, August 2, 2010

Chicago...sort of

Decided to book it from Kentucky to Chicago, IL to see a friend that was only in town for the evening. We missed the pleasures of Indiana and Illinois, but alas, we decided that we just can’t see everything. Thanks Kaitlin for the recommendations though, we’ll see it the next time through!
The geniuses that we are, we decided to drive through downtown Chicago at 5:00 pm. That’s right, a vacation is not complete until you’ve sat in rush hour traffic! Luckily, it only took about an hour and we had a lovely dinner with our friend Ben in the suburb of Libertyville. We ate at a restaurant called “Firkin” – ten points to the person who can tell me the definition of that word:)


  1. Firkin - adj. (fûrkn)
    Origin: American South
    1. an intesive adjective, used to add specificity or intensity.

    ex. Gol dangit Cara, you gotta pull that firkin handle to get the beer outta that firkin cask!

    So what do I do with my 10 points?

  2. Rush hour in Chicago is an experience! There are two seasons in Illinois, winter and construction.

  3. Betcha anything that the traffic jam was caused by a parade with a young guy, who looked like he was ditching school, on a float singing "Twist and Shout". It's my understanding that that happens all the time in downtown Chicago.