Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Chicago swells with traffic for air show

It was an extra busy day on the Chicago River Saturday when we were passing through to catch a flight back to Texas.  We were sitting eating by the river side, wondering if it was always this busy.  A person sitting near us told us it was the Air and Water Show was going on.  (That explained why so many people on the train had fold up seats and ice coolers).

We tried to make it out to the Navy Pier to watch the show and were almost at the gates, when we realized we had left our suitcase back where we ate lunch.  Oh, well.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ominous clouds can't deliver on rain threat

This was the weather system that blew past our neighborhood last night. Ominous as it might look, it was all bluster and no rain.  The air cooled down to about 80 degrees, and it turned breezy  -- but not even a sprinkle.

Blue Heron stands watch at Mishawaka Dam in South Bend, IN

This blue heron was standing watch below the Mishawaka Dam at Central Park in South Bend, Indiana where we were visiting my daughter's family last week.
It didn't look like he was having much luck finding lunch. Maybe he was just trying to keep cool in the 90-degree heat.