Monday 22nd August
In 2004 we made a detour from our usual holiday on the east coast of America. My brother and his wife had a fabulous apartment on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, and we decided to spend a week in the windy city exploring a very different holiday destination.
Shopping, eating, drinking, museums, the L, parks, beaches, bridges, air shows: Chicago was amazing, and we had a busy, fun-filled week.
You on my brother’s yacht during the Air and Water Show
22.8.2004 Sliding along like a seal (with brown arms and a white body)
I remember we drove up to Gurnee, and spent the day at Six Flags Great America; you both enjoyed the large wooden rollercoaster called American Eagle, and the insanely twisting Vertical Velocity.
You and your brother exiting yet another thrilling rollercoaster ride
We also spent time at Oak Street Beach, people watching and relaxing, having a snack and a welcome cold drink.
You and I, having a cold drink at a beach café
We did have fun, didn’t we? Experiencing so many different excursions and adventures. You were both so lucky, and we were lucky enough too, to be able to share good times with you.
We tried hard to show you the world, meet new people, eat different foods, look at modern architecture, observe unfamiliar scenery, to place you amongst a different culture: all to expand your education and knowledge. And to have fun all the while.
And we did have fun, didn’t we?
And now, so, so many wonderful memories to look back upon. How I wish it were not so, that you were still here, able to keep on holidaying with us.
We miss you so much my darling.
Love you forever my precious Angel son.
Low tide at the beach this afternoon