The VERY Windy City

Thankfully, the very worst of Hurricane Sandy is over.  I’ve checked in with family and friends from NYC to DC, and while it’s going to be a tough week or so, they are all OK.

As the storm moves inland, it continues to weaken, which makes it all the more impressive that we are feeling its effects as far west as Chicago.  I heard that there would be strong winds, especially along the lake, so Eko and I – also known as Chicago’s Not-So-Finest Weather Team – went out to take a look for ourselves.

 

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“Mr. Eko, you are clear for takeoff.” – Even before we made it to the lake we were blown back by the wind.

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The geese didn’t mind the wind and they stubbornly refused to move for people trying to walk to the lake.  For some reason, when Eko started to prowl towards them they had a change of heart and gave us a wide berth

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Large swells crashed over the retaining wall and made it as high up as the grass on the right side of the photo

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We moved up the park so I could try to take a photo of Eko in front of a crashing wave

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But all I got was this photo of Eko’s right ear waving to the camera.  As you can see, Eko was much more interested in something over my shoulder

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A puppy!  Eko and the brave little adventurer hit it off from the start and the two had a great time running in the wind, getting soaked by the gusting spray

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“Don’t be afraid of the waves, little puppy, I will hug you and keep you safe”

It was fun to run around for a little while, but it wasn’t long before Eko and I were ready to make a mad dash back to the apartment to warm up.  Hopefully everyone else out east is also warm, safe and sound!

21 thoughts on “The VERY Windy City”

  1. Time to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini. A couple of times while at the U of C, winter storms closed down sections of Lake Shore Drive because waves were crashing over the vehicles.

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    • It was not pretty – but we can’t complain since it was not even a small fraction of what went down back east. However, that does not preclude the acceptance of the aforementioned cocktail!

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  2. You were lucky to have some fun at the park – Eko’s ears do fab things in the wind! Sensible Geese. It’s good to hear from friends that they are safe. What a mess there is going to be to clear up 🙁

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    • It is going to be a long and tough climb back for those on the east coast – just glad everyone I checked in with is OK!

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  3. Glad to hear all your family and friends are safe 🙂 hurricanes always scare me, but they do bring out that close, community spirit that sometimes people lack in the “drama” of everyday life :p

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