Archive for September, 2010


Friday, September 17th, 2010

Dennis & Clare at Top of Willis Tower
We spent a day exploring Chicago. We started out in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), then walked over to Millennium Park, and ended by going on a Segway Tour!
Panaramic View of Chicago

Video of Our Segway Tour of Chicago

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Clare & Reflection of Chase Bank

We love Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. As big fans, we decided to take a trip to Chicago to see it live at the Chase Bank Auditorium.

Clare & Dennis at Topolobampo Yummy Ceviche at Topolobampo
Before the show, we went out for dinner at Topolobampo. It’s one of Rick Bayless’s restaurants and the food is wonderful. The atmosphere was lively and hopping. I got a mojito, ceviche, and enchiladas. All were delicious and popped with flavor.

Lively Art Inside Rick Bayless' Topolobampo

Later at WWDTM, we saw Peter Sagal and Carl Kassell host Paula Poundstone, Paul Provenza, and Luke Burbank as they presented the week’s Oddly Informative News. The audience was very energetic, and almost routy! It was really fun to be there and see them in action, and I would totally recommend the experience to other fans.

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Climbergirl Topping Out on Blackballed (5.10b) Kat & Dennis Hiking to El Rito Sport Climbing Crag
Kat, Lauren, Dennis, and I climbed at the El Rito Sport Crag in Northern New Mexico. We had a fabulous day, climbing for about 7 hours. After climbing, we had a fantastic dinner of salad, homemade organic pickles, roasted corn, and pasta. (more…)

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Lauren & Cookie Belle Hiking El Rito

Lauren & I roll into El Rito just as the heat gets hot. We decide not to climb in the rubber melting temperature, so we hike to the Trad Area for an exploratory look. The route to the Trad Area was a few miles down the gravel road from the Sport Area, and we found it without too much trouble. Lauren wears her VFFs for the hike and has a good time walking in them. I think Cookie Belle was jealous. (more…)