Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Two parents in Streeterville on a Tuesday

Just waiting for Jillian on a Tuesday evening (Photo at Lurie Children's Hospital Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker).

I left my house in the northwestern Ravenswood neighborhood to show some properties and then meet my wife after work in Streeterville.  We have about a 12 minute walk to the Western CTA train stop (my chosen mode of transportation).  It takes about 45-50 minutes door to door to get to Streeterville..  The time goes by fast as I can work from my phone while I ride the train.  I eventually arrived at Lurie Children's lobby at 6:00PM after my showings.
We check out special deals and events going on near the hospital for easy date nights.  With a large family and schedules dominated by our kids we really appreciate the cultural events, food and entertainment Chicago quickly affords us on a weeknight. 
Pop over for a little food and culture at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesdays on the Terrace (Photo Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker)

Stop in at Elephant and Castle for pint and a little bit of the football on the telly

Some more great city views on our walk to our parking garage. The rare undeveloped land between West Huron and West Erie gives us a clear shot of  historic 680 N Lake Shore Drive on the left along with more recent built skyscrapers leading into River East.

We experienced an eventful, aesthetically pleasing evening and we were home by 9:00PM.  Plenty of time to make lunches and prepare the kids' day.  On this particular evening we had one car downtown but on most "date nights" Jill will take the train down in the morning. 
I don't know about you but we still feel "something" each time we eat, drink, work or play around down town and in various Chicago neighborhoods - even though we live on the North Side.  It's a great balance of family life routines and staying connected with art, architecture, music, food or whatever and whenever you want.

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