I have been participating in a research study with the University of Chicago for approximately 10 years now. Without going into great detail about the study, it is a longitudinal study through the Department of Psychology, and is looking at the effects of social drinking on one's emotional and physical state. For a 10-year follow up they flew me back to Chicago so that I could carry out some non-invasive tests on campus. Therefore, I got a somewhat unexpected visit back home, just one week after my mom had been to visit us in San Diego.
I was in Chicago for 6 days, two of which were taken up by research work. Otherwise I used the time to visit with family, including my sister-in-law and niece, catch up with friends for dinner, and hang out. Because I was there only 1 month after Father's Day I waited until this trip to reveal my brother's and my Dad's gift to him - an introductory flight lesson. As part of this deal we left from a small airport in Naperville, and spent 1 hour flying into the city, flew over downtown Chicago including some of the major highlights (US Cellular Field, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Trump Tower, Wrigley Field, and the Willis [Sears] Tower). It was an awesome way to see the city & a lot of fun!
|US Cellular Field|