Showing posts from August, 2011

Quite Possibly the Best Bowl of Soup in Town

I really enjoy being surprised by how good a restaurant is. Sadly, it doesn't happen all that often. But it happened to me today!

It was cloudy and rainy much of this day and D and I were in search of a good bowl of homemade soup. I've tried the soups at various restaurants around town and honestly, I've mostly been disappointed. I'm not a big fan of reconstituted soups and that seems to be what most restaurants are serving these days. I especially appreciate a good bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. But where can you get one?

It's important to know where to go for a good bowl of chicken noodle soup, you know what I mean? Like when you feel like you're coming down with a cold or the flu or when you've been out in the damp cold for too long and you've got a chill you just can't shake. There's nothing like a good bowl of chicken noodle soup to warm you up from the inside out. A real bonus is when that soup is served with a smile.

I found a grea…

Concours on the Bluff

Each year, the Krasl Art Center hosts the Concours on the Bluff as one of it's fundraisers. The event is held in mid August and it draws quite a crowd. Any and all car enthusiasts will enjoy this event. There are automobiles on display from every decade.

It cost $5/person or $10/family to get in to the Concours event which is held at Lake Bluff Park across the street from the Krasl.

There are all sorts of cars on display. Whatever your interest, there are bound to be vehicles to suit you.

It's fun to compare the cars from one decade to another.

From the beginning...

... to this current 2011 model Chevy Volt. This show had it all!

From the elegant...

... to the more casual ride.

There were some pretty unusual vehicles...

...for every taste and budget.

And there were lots of old favorites, like this one. My dad had one just like this except in white. Boy did seeing this bring back memories!

And then there was this baby... I wish I had memories of this Camero!

Several times throughout the da…