Saturday, July 23, 2016


It has been a hot, humid week to be visiting the Windy City!
No worries, though. I still managed a long walk yesterday. Even though it was near midday, I was able to find quite a bit of shade on one side of the street as I walked.

Aaron and Jenny were working yesterday (Friday) and I had decided to leave the motorcycle parked until it's time to leave, so it was walk, uber or public transportation. Since they live in the city and where I wanted to go wasn't too far, I chose walking. Google maps put the Twisted Spoke (a biker bar that Aaron recommended for lunch) at 3.3 miles. That was past my afternoon destination but not too far. I enjoyed a seared tuna steak sandwich with arugula and a few fries. It was very good!
Then it was back out into the steamy outdoors for the 1.5 mile walk to the United Center for the UFC Q&A with the women's straw weight champion and the weigh-in show for tonight's fights. Aaron joined me for the weigh-ins and then we drove to pick up Jenny.

We had dinner at Rocky's, a sports bar near the White Sox ballpark. I stayed with a healthy choice and had a grilled chicken Mediterranean salad which turned out to be a huge plate of food -- enough that I skipped the ballpark dog at the stadium!

This morning we will go to one of my favorite food places in Chicago, The Haymarket Pub. I really love the Riot sandwich. On their weekend brunch menu, they have a Morning Riot which is one of my all time favorite brunch or breakfast items.

This afternoon we'll hit the UFC Fan Village and then the early prelims. This fight card is a pretty light card after a couple of the cancellations. There are still going to be some good fights and the co-main and main events should be really good match ups. It will be a long day, but a very good day!

I'll probably get my steps in. It isn't that difficult in the city. Walking would be my primary mode of transportation if we lived here. I would probably walk more at home if it were more pedestrian friendly. Of course, home is more biker friendly!

I am lovin' my time with the kids!

Time for brunch!

John <><


Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Oh my, I would like to go to those neat Chicago pubs!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm glad you made it to Chicago!

Mike said...

It's not much cooler up there than down here is it. Well the cool front is coming through for the both of us tomorrow. It will be a nicer ride home for you.