We are officially in the windy city. We arrived at Midway Airport at 6:00pm and met up with Karen’s cousin Alan. He flew in from St. Louis to spend a couple of days with us. It is great for him to be here for numerous reasons, but mainly it gives Karen someone to hang out with while I am gone all day at auditions.
We took a cab to the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Chicago. The picture is our room. What is great is we got that for $39 a night. A STEAL because Alan works for Marriott in St. Louis. I am not one to brag, but that is amazing. That was a nice surprise. After settling in, it was time for dinner. So we walked a couple of blocks (a huge task in 29 degree weather) to Pizza Uno. The place was packed! We ordered a medium sausage, Chicago deep dish for Alan and I and a personal cheese deep dish for Karen. Then we took our place at the bar because the pizza was going to take a hour to make, and by the looks of it, we were not going to get a table till then.
After finishing off a couple of beers our table was ready. Alan tried to worn us about how big the pizza was going to be, but words could not describe. The crust was three inches deep. It was literally a pie. So we sat at the small table, eating pizza, drinking beer and watching the snow lightly fall outside. A good first night in Chicago.
Tomorrow I have my URTA auditions as well as Wayne St., UC Irvine, Univ. of Montana and Regent University. For those who might want to know my audition pieces are Chris from All My Sons and Thersites from Trolius and Cressida.