Jones-McDonald Chicago weekend

Brett’s sister, Kristin, and her fiance were recently back in Chicago for a weekend visit.  The 5 of us had a great time relaxing around Brett’s childhood home and running around downtown Chicago 🙂

We started out Friday evening with a wonderful Raclette dinner.  A raclette consists of a french cheese, raclette, and a special cooking device of the same name.  Slices of the cheese are placed on small paddles which are inserted into the cooking device.  The cheese melts and bubbles and is then scraped off onto your plate, often on top of cooked or raw veggies, meats, bread, etc.  I used to eat this meal with friends while in France and a dear friend of mine bought Brett and I one of the raclette devices for our wedding 🙂

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The next day we relaxed around the house and then headed into the city.  We hopped on a trolley and headed to Navy Pier where there is currently a Stained Glass Museum being exhibited.

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Once at the pier we also were able to see the Chicago skyline…even given some chilly and cloudy weather 🙂

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A little before dinner we headed to The Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building.  We waited in a bit of a line to take the elevator to the top but the view was worth it 🙂

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Once back on the ground we walked to dinner at Tavernita.  They specialize in small plates and we were not disappointed by anything.  Each dish was tastier than the last 🙂

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On Sunday we ate breakfast together, went for a nice morning walk, and all went our separate ways.  Such a lovely weekend 🙂

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There aren’t any pictures of Dan and me in these images (well I guess there is one of me in there?) but I promise….we were there too 🙂

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