We took the Metra into Chicago’s Union Station on Friday
and from there left on an Detroit-bound Amtrak train (ok, it was actually Dearborn-bound, but close enough). While at Union Station, we walked over to The Great Hall which we didn’t get to see the last time we were there. It was beautiful and I loved all the architectural details. Of course I took a few pictures:
I thought these lamp posts were lovely yet kind of gaudy at the same time:
We went to Michigan to celebrate Easter and my dad’s birthday (which was last month) and to pick up my car. I didn’t snap a picture of our Easter meal since I’ve blogged about the exact same meal a few times before. My dad and Rob picked up take-out from Country Restaurant in Dearborn….fattoush, freshly baked pita, hummos, and vegetarian stuffed grape leaves. YUM! They also stopped to pick up one of the only things I miss about Detroit……..
I brought the dessert for Easter dinner with me….Martha’s Individual Strawberry Jam Cakes. I made the icing at my parents’ house (Mom – thanks for getting the icing ingredients for me). I lugged a large wheeled duffle bag with me on the train filled with tins of baked goods, including the jam cakes. I’m pleased to say the baked goods made the trip successfully and my family was thrilled with the treats.
Here’s my dad blowing out his birthday candles….that’s my mom’s arm on the left side of the picture….I’d never wear anything pink! LOL
On our way home, my car was packed! We brought home a few kitchen items I needed, some books, Rob’s summer tires and rims, and our bikes. I’m really glad to have my car again. We left my car behind temporarily so some items could be fixed by the dealerships we’re familiar with before the car warranty ran out. Getting back to our trip home….we stopped at our favorite place for vegan food between Detroit and Chicago…The People’s Food Co-op in Kalamazoo, MI. It’s not inexpensive but the food is tasty and vegan.
Rob had a Tofurky Sandwich:
I had the Raw Hempseed Tabouli. It was fantastic! I want to try making this at home:
I didn’t like the Black Bean Hummos but Rob loved it:
Can’t forget dessert…Almond Butter Bars….YUM! The chocolate topping has a tendency to melt quickly….keep them in a cooler until you’re ready to eat them:
Of course I have to mention the crazy weather. It snowed on Saturday. The weather was nicer during our Christmas trip! Unbelievable. Luckily, the weather cleared up for our drive on Sunday.
Look at how dreary the weather was on Saturday in Michigan…this picture was taken in the middle of the afternoon:
Well the weather isn’t much better in Chicago…there’s snow on the ground today! In fact, it’s been snowing all morning. Here’s a picture from my window:
Whew! You made it the end of this very long post. Congratulations 😀 I hope you have a wonderful day and that the weather is much nicer in your neck of the woods. 🙂