A week in Chicago

My mom and I spent a week in Chicago for my training at work.

Tuesday night we met up with Bryce and his Fiancé for mediterranean food at the Purple Pig.

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On Wednesday night my mom, some of my classmates, and I got a REAL deep dish pizza at Giardino’s.

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We ended Wednesday night with a beer at McDougan’s accross from the hotel.

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On Thursday my mom did some exploring of the city.

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Thursday night my mom and I took the bus to Andy’s Jazz Lounge

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Boxing in Nixon Nevada

Abe, Russ, and I headed up to Nixon this morning to watch some amateur boxing.Nixon Nevada GymNixon Boxing 4 Nixon Boxing 3 Nixon Boxing 2 Nixon Boxing 1

We also put some big money on the line.

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A Day in Bolinas

My brother and I drove out to Bolinas to meet up with a group of friends that were in town. We started by meeting at the skatepark for a barbecue and skate session.

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After our barbecue and skate session we headed over to the beach to watch the sunset.

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We ended the night with a drink at Smiley’s

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Thanksgiving in Vegas

This year we spent Thanksgiving with our Uncle Mike on a house boat in Lake Mojave.

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On Saturday we watched the Wolf Pack beat UNLV

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Roller Derby

Ewelina, Sophie, and I went to watch the Battle Born Derby Demons wipe the floor with competition at Roller Kingdom In Reno, Nevada.

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Philly and back

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Did some good old fashion wandering the first night

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Went to the Franklin Square due diligence the next day

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And then did some more wandering

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After the conference I flew to Pittsburgh and began the long drive back to Reno with Ewelina and Sophie

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And played tourist along the way.

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