Sunday, September 14, 2008

"Midwest Travelin..." Pt.3

Paradoxes...
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do. "
-Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy Show)

Now, You are probably wondering...How does all this dental stuff...

GO WITH THESE DANCING HOT DOGS!!!???
Stay with me...Explanation to follow...:)

Our recent trip to the midwest
was actually a trip "home"...
a bit of a "working vacation", if you will,
visiting the place(s) where we lived
before moving to Arizona four years ago.
Scott and I both have family in Illinois.
Scott's dad and his sister and her family live"out in the country"...
and
my brother Mark and his wife live north of Chicago along the lake.

So,
How do those two sketches above... go together???
Simple...
While visiting my brother Mark, who happens to also be our dentist!!! LOL
I completed the top sketch...lead free...waiting in one of his exam rooms.
The second sketch...
"SUPERDAWG" is a "must visit" place if one happens
(click here to see what I mean)
to be anyway near the northwest side of Chicago...
which we were...at sunset...right after our dental exams...:)
The place is world famous and a great "slice" of Chicago food culture.

Originally,
we planned to stay in Illinois for three weeks...
to visit family, take care of appointments, prepare our home for winter
and the like.
We were busy every single minute of every single day it seemed.
Extending our stay an additional week was indeed a brilliant decision.
My travel journal will take you along
to all the places we visited, appointments we kept,
and
through all those crazy chores and busy mundane daily stuff we did.
I hope you are enjoying my this visual diary of our "midwest travlin!"
She was a joy to fill! :)

Hope my "splainin" these paradoxical drawings helped! :)

10 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Ahhh, now it all makes sense! ;)
These are wonderful pages Margaret, your style carries over so beautifully to journalling.

Nina Johansson said...

I think it sounds perfectly logical to go out and have hot dogs after a visit to the dentist. I do that every time I´ve been to my dentist. "Now I´m good for another year. Let´s celebrate!", and so I go somewhere for a superb cup of cappuccino and something sweet to go with it. You have to put your dentist´s work to the test, right?
Beautiful pages, I love their total difference in style and colour...

Shirley said...

I'm loving your travel sketchbook - keep the pages coming!

Teri C said...

You sure wer busy and I'm glad you took us along for the fun :)

Deborah said...

These are fabulous. You even made that tray at the dentist look fun!

kazumiwannabe said...

Your journal is fun and beautiful! I love your choices and that every page is surprising - and this Superdawg thing is really the weirdest shop I've ever seen, I think... : )

Barbara Weeks said...

Love your journal. You're right about Superdawg! i wonder if I passed you on the street in Chicago! LOL

Starr said...

I honestly do not know how you had the time to create these beautiful pages. This is going to be a joy to you for years to come. I am enjoying reading about your trip. Looking forward to more...

Sandy said...

Well aren't you clever, and such lively journal pages too! My mother and family are from So. Illinois and I was born at Chanute AFB in Rantoul Ill :-)although we moved and I now live in CT.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love your travel journal. What fun and a great way to look at ones trip.