Million Dollar Quartet
September 11, 2011

9.12.11:  Just a note to say thanks for a wonderful Sunday adventure, it was a Million Dollar Day! The restaurant was a lovely surprise as normally I am not fond of Italian food but WOW was this ever good and I tried it all-your 3 selection picks was excellent and then on to the best show I have seen in ages--I was wore out from Jitterbugin' in my seat ! and then downtown to see Marilyn as a wonderful end to a perfect day---THANKS AGAIN--be seeing you.     Nancy G.

We had another fabulous sold out trip to Chicago to see Million Dollar Quartet.  You could not help but smile, clap, and dance in your seat with this production.

I hate to admit that I left my camera on the bus when we went into Buca di Beppo's in downtown Chicago for lunch.  They served an excellent family style lunch consisting of 2 salads, homemade bread, dipping oil, chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti Marinara, and chocolate cake.  The food was delicious, the service was great, and the ambience at Buca's is always fun. 

We then loaded the us and headed for the Apollo Theatre in Lincoln Park.  We had a trip there in February as well and I could surely see it again.  The characters were superb!  Pictures below are of some of our passengers in the lobby of the theatre.  Of course, no pictures are allowed inside the theatre itself.

 

On the way to the theatre, someone asked Paul, our driver, if he knew where the new Marilyn Monroe statue was located.  To our surprise, when we came out of the theatre and loaded the bus, Paul had looked up the location on the Internet and drove past the statue located on a plaza on Michigan Avenue.  Not great pictures here, as they were taken from the bus, but it was a thrill seeing her from the bus standing 44 feet tall.  Paul always goes that extra mile for us to add a little extra to our trips.