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August 2012

On The Road to a Virtual Voyage!

I figured a  “Throwback Thursday” would be a most appropriate time to wax nostalgic and invite you to join me on my next virtual vacation!  This weekend I will set off on a wondrous adventure “across the pond”  touring southern England!  As if that weren’t fabulous enough, I’m traveling with my daughter Sara, just the two of us, as her graduation gift before she heads off to college next month! 

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  During my 25+ years at ABC7, many of you have watched Sara grow up over the years - here’s the nostalgic part - and during that time she has become an incredible traveler! 








She took her first cruise before she was 2 - at 4, she was climbing pyramids in Mexico!

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At 6, Sara accompanied me and my Mom on a trip to Spain - 3 generations in our mother country! At 10, Sara was sightseeing through ancient Greece; at 12 she experienced the glaciers of Alaska!

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I took her to President Obama’s first inauguration - we explored the holy land together with members of our congregation.

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I chaperoned a high school choir trip to Ireland, and back in the states we took road trips to our national parks and the entire stretch of Rt. 66!  Sara’s 18th birthday with a destination party to the “Happiest Place on Earth!”

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I now invite you to join us on our next adventure, as I share our discoveries in London and many other historic places in the UK.  We arrive at Heathrow Airport Monday August 4th; posts on Facebook and Twitter soon to follow!  As this is an “interactive vacation,” feel free to make suggestions, ask questions or give advice - this is the first time in the UK for both of us!

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One more thing - a heartfelt thanks to my incredibly understanding husband for giving Sara and I this special bonding time while he stays at home.  Besides, someone has to watch the dogs, right?!


Bon Voyage!




On The Road to Holiday Travel (Construction!)

If you are planning on traveling over the Labor Day Weekend, you're not alone.  In fact, AAA Travel is projecting a 2.9 percent increase in holiday travels this year over last!

In Illinois, 1.8 million people will be driving over the long holiday weekend, so I thought I would take this opportunity to alert you to several NEW construction projects getting underway in the Chicago suburbs this week - remember - knowledge is power!

Pavement Repairs in Will & South Cook Counties

Beginning this week through October 31st pavement repairs with lane reductions will take place at the following locations:

Oak Forest: Justamere Road between 143rd and 147th.

Orland Park: Wolf Road from 159th St. to I-80.

Palos Park: McCarthy Rd from 104th Ave. to US 45 and from US 45 to Elm St.

Lemont: Old Bell Road from Main St. to Rt. 83 and Rt. 83 between 104th and IL 171.

Dolton: Chicago Rd. from Lincoln Ave. to US 6.

Thornton: Eleanor St. from WIlliams St. to I-80.

Sauk Village: Torrence Ave. from 186th St. to Sauk Trail.

Chicago Heights: 26th St. between Western and East End Avenues, and IL 1 from Vollmer Rd. to Halsted.

Harvey: Sibley Blvd. from IL 50 to IL 1.

Dixmoor: Thornton/Vincennes Rd. from Wood St. to Sibley Blvd.

South Holland: US 6 from Woodlawn Ave. to the Ford Freeway.

Chicago: Stony Island from 95th to I-94 and  79th St. from Cicero to 88th Ave.

Ford Heights: I-394 from Exchange St. to Elms Court Lane.

Palos Heights: Rt. 83 from 66th St. to Oak Park Ave.

Berwyn: Harlem from Ogden Ave. to 63rd.

But wait, there's more!  Tentatively scheduled for the week of August 27th, pavement patching and lane reductions will take place in Central Cook County at:

Niles: Golf Rd. between Milwaukee and Western Ave. through Sept. 28th.

Chicago: The Pulaski, Kimball and Western ramps to the inbound Kennedy and the Addison and Armitage ramps to the outbound Kennedy.


My next blog will have several repair jobs in Will County, but I don't want to overwhelm you!  Stay tuned........


On The Road to Relaxation

Is it just me, or do you find it difficult to relax?  Sometimes I feel like there's so much to do that I'll never catch up, so why bother trying to find some R & R?!  This past weekend I was bound and determined to find a way to relax - so we packed up the family, dogs included, and drove to Wisconsin.  What I discovered, is my work, when channeled properly, IS my form of relaxation!