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October 30, 2012

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
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!

Comments for The VERY Windy City

  1. 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

  2. Ingrid says:

    Wow, those waves look nasty….and cold. Hopefully Sandy is loosing her steam. Stay warm!

  3. 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 🙁

  4. That flipping ear is priceless!
    You didn’t get any snow?
    Friend in Indi and Ohio sent me pics of some snow they got thanks to Sandy.

  5. 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.

  6. Evelyne says:

    My reaction when reading this post, in sequence:
    gasp (about the weather)
    giggle (about the geese)
    aww (ain’t this one obvious?) lol!

  7. Victoria Coleman says:

    When i saw that Chicago had a high wind warning i was blown away (pardon the pun) – here in the hills of WV we had high wind warnings, squalls ect starting Sunday morning- we didn’t get anything until monday afternoon but by monday evening we had trees falling and flying branches and debris – no injuries to my son or pets!!! so all is well. I thought they were full of beans with the forecast -now i won’t doubt them so much anymore.

  8. I had heard about the waves in Chicago and I heard that Cleveland’s Lake Erie had 25 ft waves! I am formerly from Cleveland and have never witnessed that.
    In Michigan we had high wind warnings (50mph) for the past 2 days and lots of rain and cold. Amazing how large that storm was! Glad your family along the coast is doing well!

  9. Woah, batten down the hatches Eko. Your ears are having a party out there. Those are some big waves, thank goodness you had a little friend to share the day with.

  10. Glad you are ok. Love your flattering ears!!! waves are looking scary :o(

  11. Gorgeous photos but how scary that, even where you are, you are getting the effects of Sandy like that!

  12. Crazy swells!! Glad you and yours are safe. What an adorable new playmate for Eko! Bailey is feeling a bit of cabin-fever, as am I. We had two days off school, and one kiddo home today with a fever and cough,. Bailey has abandoned his humans and is looking longingly out the bay window, from his perch above the living room couch. 😉

  13. Marcela says:

    I love your pictures, but, you are very brave to be out in that crazy weather. No wonder Eko did not want to get close to those waves:) I’d have ran the other way:)

  14. Eleenie says:

    Hahaha, cool ears Eko! You’re such a brave woofie battling the wind for your walkies 😉

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