|Buck and I|
While in Chicago we visited family and the old neighborhood were Buck lived. He always
shares stories about living in Chicago, but would never let us get out and visit any of the places.
We also went to visit Buck's sisters, Misha and Maria. Misha and Carlo Sr. have a really cute house in a nice part of town. And they they made sure we ate well (famous Chicago pizza and fried chicken)...there was so much delicious food we could have stayed for a few days. Misha's son Carlo has his own reptile zoo in his room, which is another highlight of the trip. He was kind to let all the kids hold his his cute turtles.
|One of Carlos turtles, he said this one can |
live to be 150 yrs old!
|Misha, Carlo Sr, and Gravy|
|Buck and cousins (Veronia's children)|
|YMCA that Buck and his Bro went to|
|Reptile exhibit :)|
|Apartments Buck grew up in (his uncle |
owns them now)
|Elsie and I|
Then Veronica's (Buck's Aunt), who had some more awesome Chicago pizza...time to get back on the treadmill. We visited with all Buck's cousins and their child and had a blast.
To sum it up...its true...everything taste better in Chicago, there's a variety of food and lots of it. And your family will make sure your well feed. Their driving is close to that of South America, the lines on the road are only a suggestion, the buses will push you out of the way, and when you park the car, you better get out quick or you could lose your door!...we seen this happen to a van while we were there. And most importantly Chicago may be big, fast moving city, but Buck's family slowed down to spend time with us and make us feel welcome. Their all so great and we all have no problem picking up where we left off, even if its been a decade. We love you all.
|Grandma's children: Olga, Mishie (Buck's dad), Meddon, and Jerry|
|Beautiful Ukrainian church|
|cool looking building downtown|
|Misha, Mishie, Maria|