Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tom 365 – August 31, 2015

I usually do speak ill of a bad experience, but tonight’s dinner was just awful. People in the south west suburbs really like this place. The wait to get a table tonight was an hour and 45 minutes. And we never got out table. We gave up and sat at the bar. 

Not a good move. 

From start to finish, this was not a good dining experience.

Very disappointed. 

Tom 365 – August 30, 2015

Another great reason to love the city of Chicago. 

Would you look at that view. 

Tom 365 – August 29, 2015

Pschedelic Furs at the Backlot Bash in Skokie. 

Well worth the trip!

Tom 365 – August 28, 2015

Elvis Night!

Always a fun time at the ballpark. 

Tom 365 – August 27, 2015

The infamous collared uniforms. I am sure the players are thrilled to be wearing them. 

At least they didn’t have to wear the shorts. 

Tom 365 – August 26, 2015

I am not worried. His bark really is worse than his bite.

Tom 365 – August 25, 2015

Sushi lunch with a very pretty lady today. 

Tom 365 – August 24, 2015

Late Bloomer. 

Usually, the hibiscus flowers close up when it is dark outside, but this guy decided to stick around for a night cap. 

Tom 365 – August 23, 2015

White Picket Fences. 

Make for good neighbors?

The Couch Trip

My wife does not share my fascination with cemeteries.  I think she finds it a little creepy.

We had not intended to visit a tomb yesterday on our city walk, but when we found ourselves in Lincoln Park, she allowed me to have my adult ADD moment and sidetrack us over to the Couch Tomb.

Long before Lincoln Park was the great lake front play land it is today, it was the Chicago City Cemetery.  After the Great Chicago Fire, due in part to health concerns, the cemetery was closed and most of the remains were moved to other locations outside of the city.  The only remaining visible plot is still located on the south end of the park.

Ira Couch Tomb

There is much debate over why the tomb was left behind.  It was either too expensive to relocate, or the family used a combination of political clout and legal maneuvers to prevent the removal of the tomb.

The Couch Tomb in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Although still slightly hidden inside Lincoln Park, the tomb is very accessible to public views, and has recently gone under renovation.

Couch Tomb in Lincoln Park, Chicago

A small reminder of the fascinating history of the city.