We had a grand day yesterday as the Windy City Visit continued. After I gave Pam and Sarah what I call the "nickel tour" of Downtown Chicago and all its interesting surrounding sites we headed over to an old neighborhood of mine for a scrumptious lunch at the retro cafe "Kitsch'n."
This neighborhood known as "Roscoe Village" was not so cool and trendy when I grew up here, but it's a wonderful little community now on the north side of the city.
After lunch we headed over to Stampland which is an actual museum and stamp making site owned by William "Picasso" Gaglione and Darlene Domel. The history of the thousands and thousands of vintage stamps they own was fascinating. As was the class Darlene gave us using masking tape and dusting brushes.
I cannot tell you how warm, inviting -- and funny these two were:)
You know our visit included shopping afterwards. Check out their enormous inventory of stamps!
After that it was off to Greek Town for some Saganaki, Moussaka, Lamb Chops, etc.
A great day!