I forgot exactly where I left off .. but I think it was Saturday .. and we slept through the morning contests .. again. I did set the alarm for 7:30am .. right .. like I’m up that early. Dan looked like a corpse on the other side of the room .. he wasn’t moving .. actually I wasn’t sure if he was still alive. I let him be .. and I fell back asleep for a few more hours. By the time we got up .. it was lunch time .. and we were going to one of my all time favorite restaurants .. Skyline Chili. If you’ve never had it .. you wouldn’t understand. They have these little coney dogs .. and the three way chili, spaghetti, chili and cheese on top .. wow! Dan ordered up five coney dogs .. I knew he wouldn’t finish .. infact .. I figured it would get him sick anyway. Three is my limit .. and I was satisfied.
We went back to the convention for the close-up shows .. and then back out to eat .. again. This time around we met up with friends from the east coast. We went down the street to the Outback Steakhouse … and had a fun dinner that we will all remember. Let me explain .. when seven magicians sit down for a meal .. and the unsuspecting waiter doesn’t know we’re trixters .. well the comedy ensues. I’m sure our waiter wasn’t too amused .. after our silverware multiplied many times over … but it was really awesome. He was dumbfounded .. but we did tip him well .. and the food was really good. There was one evening show left .. then it was time to say goodbye to friends.
After another night at the good old Red Roof Inn .. we were heading up north to visit another good friend, Owen Redwine and his family. It was a bit windy on the way up to Bowling Green .. but we took our time .. oh, and stopped at Tim Horton’s for some donuts … we don’t have those in Chicago either. We arrive at Owen’s early afternoon .. and his wife had lunch ready for us. After we ate .. his little boy Connor showed us his magic skills .. he’s so cute. Later we played in the shop with Owen .. and he showed us what he was working on. He’s one of the best builders out there .. we love talking shop. We had a long drive ahead of us … so it was time to hit the road once again .. back home to Chicago. It was good to get away for a few days .. I like to clear my mind of things and get inspired by others. Now it’s time to catch up on things .. and get my shop back in order .. and maybe my love life too?