Saturday, August 17, 2013

Air and Water Show

In case you were wondering if we always have sky-writers, jets, helicopters, and the like constantly hovering over our city, fear not, you are not in a jet-themed video game, it's just the Air and Water Show!  If you're in town you may find some helpful information below.

City of Chicago Air and Water Show information - Information on headliners, announcers, admission (free), as well as pics and videos from past years

CTA Information on public transportation during the Air and Water Show.

Looking for a good place to watch? Check out this Link of good viewing points.

Lots of boating companies are also doing special outings out on the lake during the weekend for an added thrill, so be sure to check out Wendella, Shoreline Sightseeing, Seadog, Chicago's First Lady, and Chicago Line Cruises for availability.

P.S. NO BLUE ANGELS THIS YEAR. I know, we are just as disappointed as you are.

Have Fun!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

You may think we forgot we had a blog but....

We've just  been really really busy!

For those of you who think running a B&B would be a job described as "quaint", "low key", "relaxed" or "a fun hobby".  We would love to have you come work with us for a day.  Don't get me wrong, it's a great business! However, it is a looooot of work.  But this brings me to the point of the blog - Work Hard Play Hard!  Here's a recap of what we've been doing with our playtime:

Wicker Park Fest was in the neighborhood a few weeks ago (if you followed us on Instagram you would have seen a pic, so maybe you should get on that - @raysbucktown) and proved to be a pretty solid way to kill some off time.  A local acrobatic school - Aloft Loft - had a member working some promo for a drink company hanging from a crane on silks dispensing drinks to admirers below.  Plenty of local and area bands kept the music going until a decent decided upon hour, and for once, we saw a perfectly full but not uncomfortably crowded street festival - with just the right amount of dogs to pet.

The Goat Party - a fundraiser for one of the neighborhood's biggest events - the Bucktown Arts Fest - is another event that we like to attend every year.  It's also becoming quite the tradition for Ray to get his picture taken with the poor souls who are dressed up in giant goat heads dancing around the party.  We donate a one-night stay every year to the silent auction so maybe next year you should attend and take a stab at bidding on some of the goods!  A staff favorite was this shirt by transit tees, though even after a few glasses of wine Ray still wouldn't front us the funds to have a fighting chance at winning.

So that's been our playtime as of late, but hopefully we'll have more time as the season slows down!