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Then in December, the building where I work decorates the lobby for Christmas.  It looks very nice when it's done, and it went up on the morning of November 30.  Then in December, the building where I work decorates the lobby for Christmas.  It looks very nice when it's done, and it went up on the morning of November 30.

Then in December, the building where I work decorates the lobby for Christmas.  It looks very nice when it’s done, and it went up on the morning of November 30.


On December 4, I went down to Pentagon City, and encountered the on-air news team for WZDC, a local Spanish-language station affiliated with the Telemundo network, filming a promo at the skating rink.  I never did get to see the finished product, unfortunately.  On December 4, I went down to Pentagon City, and encountered the on-air news team for WZDC, a local Spanish-language station affiliated with the Telemundo network, filming a promo at the skating rink.  I never did get to see the finished product, unfortunately.

On December 4, I went down to Pentagon City, and encountered the on-air news team for WZDC, a local Spanish-language station affiliated with the Telemundo network, filming a promo at the skating rink.  I never did get to see the finished product, unfortunately.

On December 4, I went down to Pentagon City, and encountered the on-air news team for WZDC, a local Spanish-language station affiliated with the Telemundo network, filming a promo at the skating rink.  I never did get to see the finished product, unfortunately.


On December 5, I got to experience my first snowfall in DC while living up there.  Prior to moving up there, if it started snowing, I had to get the heck out of Dodge, and fast, in order to get home before the snow got too bad.  Now, I can finally enjoy a fresh snowfall in the DC area, both in Dupont Circle (left), and seeing the Sable with snow on it at my apartment complex.  On December 5, I got to experience my first snowfall in DC while living up there.  Prior to moving up there, if it started snowing, I had to get the heck out of Dodge, and fast, in order to get home before the snow got too bad.  Now, I can finally enjoy a fresh snowfall in the DC area, both in Dupont Circle (left), and seeing the Sable with snow on it at my apartment complex.

On December 5, I got to experience my first snowfall in DC while living up there.  Prior to moving up there, if it started snowing, I had to get the heck out of Dodge, and fast, in order to get home before the snow got too bad.  Now, I can finally enjoy a fresh snowfall in the DC area, both in Dupont Circle (left), and seeing the Sable with snow on it at my apartment complex.


On December 18, I got to see a woman on CAF 5016 make good use of the ceiling grab bars, using it to hang her fresh-from-the-cleaners clothes.

On December 18, I got to see a woman on CAF 5016 make good use of the ceiling grab bars, using it to hang her fresh-from-the-cleaners clothes.


On December 27, with Mom and I having freshly arrived in Chicago that morning, Sis smiled for the camera while we got our junk in order at the hotel.

On December 27, with Mom and I having freshly arrived in Chicago that morning, Sis smiled for the camera while we got our junk in order at the hotel.


Later that day, we all went up to the observation deck of the Sears Tower.  Left to right, we have Mom, Sis, and the Lysys: Chris, Dan, and Helen.  I enjoyed the Lysys' company.  Very nice people.

Later that day, we all went up to the observation deck of the Sears Tower.  Left to right, we have Mom, Sis, and the Lysys: Chris, Dan, and Helen.  I enjoyed the Lysys’ company.  Very nice people.


Meanwhile, in the Sears Tower, we discovered a grammatical boo-boo, as a misplaced apostrophe made its way into this sign.  If you look carefully, you will notice that someone before us had tried to cross out the errant punctuation mark.

Meanwhile, in the Sears Tower, we discovered a grammatical boo-boo, as a misplaced apostrophe made its way into this sign.  If you look carefully, you will notice that someone before us had tried to cross out the errant punctuation mark.


After dinner, we all headed over to Sis and Chris's place, in a neighborhood in the northern part of Chicago.  We first got photos of Sis and Chris...  After dinner, we all headed over to Sis and Chris's place, in a neighborhood in the northern part of Chicago.  We first got photos of Sis and Chris...

After dinner, we all headed over to Sis and Chris’s place, in a neighborhood in the northern part of Chicago.  We first got photos of Sis and Chris…


And then the two of them with Chris's parents.  Thus we have Lysy, Lysy, Lysy, and Lysy-to-be.

And then the two of them with Chris’s parents.  Thus we have Lysy, Lysy, Lysy, and Lysy-to-be.


The next day, Mom, Sis, and I went and wandered around the Magnificent Mile.  As Sis demonstrates by what has collected on her coat, it was snowing...

The next day, Mom, Sis, and I went and wandered around the Magnificent Mile.  As Sis demonstrates by what has collected on her coat, it was snowing


Later that evening, we all went to Target to get various household supplies that Sis and Chris were lacking in their apartment.  So from Bryn Mawr station, we took a Flxible bus (6059) on the 84 to Hoyne.  After riding on all this Chicago rolling stock that looks nothing like what I'm used to, a Flxible was really familiar, because Metro has Flxibles as well, let us not forget...

Later that evening, we all went to Target to get various household supplies that Sis and Chris were lacking in their apartment.  So from Bryn Mawr station, we took a Flxible bus (6059) on the 84 to Hoyne.  After riding on all this Chicago rolling stock that looks nothing like what I’m used to, a Flxible was really familiar, because Metro has Flxibles as well, let us not forget…


The next day, as we caught the "L" train at Davis station, we noticed that humans aren't the only ones who appreciate the heat lamps in the stations.  The pigeons love them, too...

The next day, as we caught the “L” train at Davis station, we noticed that humans aren’t the only ones who appreciate the heat lamps in the stations.  The pigeons love them, too…


"Love you like a brother."

“Love you like a brother.”


On December 30th, while on the train, Chris acts bored while Sis makes a crazy face for the camera.

On December 30th, while on the train, Chris acts bored while Sis makes a crazy face for the camera.


The Picasso sculpture in the Richard J. Daley Plaza.

The Picasso sculpture in the Richard J. Daley Plaza.


Elevators at the Richard J. Daley Center.  As someone who has seen The Blues Brothers more times than I'd like to admit, this was so cool to see...

Elevators at the Richard J. Daley Center.  As someone who has seen The Blues Brothers more times than I’d like to admit, this was so cool to see…


Sis and Chris pose at Daley Plaza.

Sis and Chris pose at Daley Plaza.


After leaving Daley Plaza, we went to the Macy's on State Street, formerly the flagship store for Marshall Field's.  They had a tremendous Christmas tree in their restaurant.

After leaving Daley Plaza, we went to the Macy’s on State Street, formerly the flagship store for Marshall Field’s.  They had a tremendous Christmas tree in their restaurant.


Leaving Macy's, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as "the bean".  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.  Leaving Macy's, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as "the bean".  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.

Leaving Macy’s, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as “the bean”.  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.

Leaving Macy's, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as "the bean".  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.  Leaving Macy's, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as "the bean".  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.

Leaving Macy's, we went to Millennium Park, where we got to see Cloud Gate, also known as "the bean".  We had fun, too, taking photos of the bean, as well as of ourselves in the bean.


Nearby, Chris is the king of the snow pile, having climbed up to the top.  No way on earth will you ever find me up there...

Nearby, Chris is the king of the snow pile, having climbed up to the top.  No way on earth will you ever find me up there…

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