I have an excuse - I'm on vacation!
But since my last post, I have (amongst other things) toured the U of I campus, made bacon and cheese burgers, gotten addicted to this BBC show called Hustle, been driven up to Chicago, marvelled at the architecture of this great city on a river cruise, had some deep dish pizza, had the best hot chocolate in the world (velvety smooth!), walked the Magnificent Mile, viewed the intriguing Thorne miniature rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, watched awesome fireworks at Navy Pier, failed to win $25 front row tickets in the daily Wicked lottery (and ended up buying seats for a weekend in Sept), marvelled at 110-ton Cloud Gate and Spanish artist Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, ate at an old-fashioned drive-in hot dog joint and more..
And now, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, shopped till I nearly dropped at the Birch Run outlet malls (buying stuff from Levi's, Bath and Body Works, Reebok, Jockey, Bass, Gap and Pepperidge Farm), had a picnic lunch by the Huron River, visited the original Borders bookstore, learnt that Big Boy doesnt just exist in Austin Powers movies...!
More adventures to come as we head north into Canada tomorrow. Oh and pictures will appear eventually...