Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dodgers, Chicago and Pauls

So Dan and Marty speculated on some Dodgers tickets. Thought if they bought Game 6 ahead of time, they could sell them for more by game day. (And if the series doesn't go to Game 6, you don't get charged for the tickets, so it's lower risk than it sounds.) Except that what they learned was: when you're holding tickets for Game 6 and your favorite team makes it that far, it's hard to not want to be at the game. That and ticket prices actually went down from the time they purchased until game day.

So Dan and Chris planned to go to the game. (Marty's holding out for when the Dodgers make it to the World Series.) And then Dan suggested Nick and I go too and hang out with the Pauls for the weekend. Seriously, why didn't I think of that?!?!

The only bad thing about visiting Chicago, (or back east), is I get a little homesick for that part of the country. The trees, the style of homes, the town villages, Michelle's sprawling neighborhood with grassy areas and parks. And the separation of church friends and neighborhood friends.  It seriously is so beautiful!!

It's been 5 years since we last were there -- right after they moved to their new home. So we not only got to see all their updates, but got to meet their new dog, Oakley, too! He was pretty cute and now the kids are REALLY working on us!

We visited the lake where they keep their boat, had the best burgers at Buffalo's and bought pumpkins for Nick and Ethan to carve. We took a morning walk and wore out Oakley, took a night walk to see Ethan & Isaac's fort in the forest down the street, and shopped for Isaac's Halloween dance costume. And we also watched the Utah football game and Dodgers (Cubs!) Baseball game.

I wish we didn't live so far away!! 
Didn't get any photos of Morgan or Oakley! But we loved spending time with them!

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