October 29, 2010

Windy City Visit -- Part 2

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!


Terry said...

How fun for all! I love Greek food and I bet it was delicious!

Evelyn S. said...

Looks like wonderful fun, Louise! Just saw several of your wonderful creations in the newest SS! It's fun to say, "I know her..." (even if it's only through her blog).

Jann said...

How fun! I'm so glad you're enjoying your visit--wow, what a lot of stamps!

Lori said...

Sounded and looks like you had just a wonderful time, Louise! I think it's great you guys are getting together each year! Wonderful tradition..

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Showing us all the bins of alllll those stamps makes me weak in the kneeeees!!!! You guys had a lot of fun!!

Darlene & Picasso said...

Thank you for your kind words....we had a BLAST in class...our folks working that day said they never heard so much laughter at a class before..
the photos are great too
you come back and see us again real soon...ok?

Darlene and Picasso