Could it be possible that there might be six degrees of separation between Dave Matthews and everyone in Chicago? .
My Chicago story! This city after more than 11 years was filled with nostalgia. Air India would put us up in Skokie, bunch of flight attendants lost in the suburbs with the 'Michael's ' store for entertainment. A friend I knew back then had been the reason I fell in love with this city. He worked at the #holidayInn Skokie as a summer job and would drive me 40 minutes into the city and pick me up at 5pm from Sofitel, bang on The magnificent mile. Life has come full circle as I checked into the Sofitel on this trip. That old friend introduced me to a cocktail that over the years turned into my top favorite, #oldfashioned at the signature lounge on the 96th floor! He was also a huge 'Dave Matthew's Band' fan and parted with his autographed CD of all the members of the band, including legendary LeRoi Moore who passed away in 2008. So looks like I'm in possession of a collector's piece. Last night I walked into Pippin's Tavern #AntsMarching playing in the back... We are singing it loud and slurry...Jimmy at the bar tells me that Dave Matthew would come here all the time and LeRoi was one of his closest friends. BAM! .
I really couldn't have done a lot of my shots in Catalina without mapping out the island and time with my @samsungmobile frontier. If your tying to get all the shots you want in a day this is your best friend. I was able to track my 1300ft hike so I knew exactly how long it would take me to get back to base camp at ground level and get those shoreline captures.