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Valentine's Day Recap
Hello Hello out there!
Welcome back. Hopefully you had a very sweet Valentine's Day. As noted yesterday, my gang spent Valentine's together and went to dinner as a family. In fact I think we may have been the only family there at Free Soul Cafe, amongst couples celebrating their love and singles celebrating their life!
Half of our group (c)travelincousins.com
The other half of our group (c)travelincousins.com
The restaurant was absolutely booming with business! It was busier than I have ever seen it. There was even a line out on the sidewalk in front! And regardless of how busy the kitchen and staff was, the meal and desserts was as delicious as ever!
FSC Salad (c)travelincousins.com
Green Beans (c)travelincousins.com
Truffle Burger (c)travelincousins.com
Fettucini Alfredo (c)travelincousins.com
Fennel Sausage Pizza (c)travelincousins.com
Red Velvet Cake (c)travelincousins.com
Since Dave had to take the truck in to the mechanic to check up on a funky noise that it's started making; the plan was to meet him at the restaurant and upon us pulling up to find parking I spotted him walking to the establishment carrying a beautiful and HUGE bouquet that was nearly as big as he is!!
Dave has found a winner of a florist at Absolutely Flowers and Balloons in Garden Grove where they do an amazing job!
Mocha Pie (c)travelincousins.com
My beautiful flowers (c)travelincousins.com
So pretty! (c)travelincousins.com
Flowers - oh how I love them!!
So so pretty (c)travelincousins.com
Love all the colors (c)travelincousins.com
My Valentine's theme this year from Dave was definitely Flowers and Chocolates!!
Rose City Chocolates, a beautiful gold gift box filled with 49 fabulous vegan chocolates is topped with a 29 pc vegan red velvet heart. To cap that, we add a smaller vintage Victorian paper heart and then tie the 3 with a luxury red ribbon. Included in the boxes are vegan creams, truffles, ganaches, hazelnut creams, nut clusters, cordial cherries, marzipan and more. Every chocolate selection is vegan and oh so delicious!
I didn't happen to take my own picture of the massive amounts of wonderful vegan chocolates that he gifted me with...
But I assure you that I these 3 boxes - 88 pc (3 lb 2 oz) of assorted vegan chocolates from Rose City Chocolates will last me!
There were still chores to be done after dinner laundry and packing for Dave as a couple of them. And then it was of course time for Dave to open his gift as well.
Dave reading his card (c)travelincousins.com
It was a long day and night. And now there is so much for me to do today.
I'll catch you back here from Chicago tomorrow, -Travelin' Tanya
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As you may have read, Tanya had some confusion with the booking of her flight to Chicago and inadvertently booked it a day earlier than she had planned.
After changing out her flight, she is now scheduled to leave tomorrow (a day later than she had originally thought she booked it). She was a little preoccupied when I texted her yesterday to chat, understandably so. We had planned to catch up with one another last week, but time got away from both of us.
A 1933 Century of Progress world's fair poster. This poster features the United States federal building and Hall of States. (photo credit: wiki.com)
I'm excited for my cuz who will be headed to the Windy City till next Tuesday. She'll be doing her usual running all around sightseeing, which will include the site of the Chicago 1933 World Fair.
The Chicago World's Fair, also known as A Century of Progress International Exposition, was held from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation.
In celebration of this them, the fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". There was also an architectural symbol of this exposition, which was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. How cool is this for the 1930's!!
The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". Its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. (photo credit: wiki.com)
City officials designated three and a half miles of newly reclaimed land along the shore of Lake Michigan between 12th and 39th streets on the Near South Side for the fairgrounds.
The Fair comprised a 427 acres portion of Burnham Park and was formally opened on May 27, 1933. The opening ceremony was hosted by US Postmaster General James Farley over the course of four hours at Soldier Field.
The fair buildings were multi-colored, to create a "Rainbow City" which greatly contrasted the "White City" theme of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chiciago in 1893. The buildings, as well, followed Modern architecture for the time, as oppose to the neoclassical themes used at the 1893 fair.
Baby Zep Stamp (issued in 1933 for the Chicago World's Fair (c) pinterest
The U.S. Post Office Department issued a special fifty-cent Air Mail postage stamp, to commemorate the visit of the German airship depicting (l to r) the Chicago Federal Building, the Graf Zeppelin in flight, and its home hangar in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
This stamp is informally known as the Baby Zep to distinguish it from the much more valuable 1930 Graf Zeppelin stamps
Century of Progress U.S. commemorative stamps (1933) - Fort Dearborn (photo credit: wiki.com)
Federal Building (photo credit: wiki.com)
A separate stamp issue for the Fair was also printed by the U.S. Postal Service included 1 and 3 cent commemorative postage stamps, showing respectively Fort Dearborn and the modernistic Chicago Federal Building. These were also printed in separate souvenir sheets as blocks of 25.
In 1935 the sheets were reprinted.
Pretty interesting bit of history!!
Poor Kelsey getting her braces on yesterday (c) travelincousins.com
New braces (and ashes for Ash Wednesday) (c) travelincousiins.com
Back on the home front, Kelsey had her braces put on yesterday. It was a pretty easy process, but later in the afternoon, she did experience a bit of discomfort and pain. She chose Blue braces, which you cannot see that well in the photo.
Thanks to the folks at Dr. Emma's office in Garden City!!!
See ya tomorrow as we usher in the Chinese New Year and The Year of the Dog!!