Girl's Night Out II

With only one tiny baby to go around and a lot of family members keen to do the holding, I took a leave of absence Friday to spend the evening with 365 photographer Sue Stephenson http://365project.org/Swazzette/365. She lives only a couple blocks from Ashley & John, so she stopped by for me and we went for dinner nearby where every third business seems to be a choice of restaurants. Over Mexican food and a margarita we chatted non-stop until we suddenly realized we'd forgotten to let Ken know where he was supposed to meet us after dinner! (Whoops!) He bowed out but suggested we stay for coffee and a nightcap. We went for a walk down the street to a favorite Italian restaurant; I *love* this change to city living! This Chicago neighborhood was alive with street life on a Friday night...so different from my suburban neighborhood in California and light years away from the little fishing town of Lunenburg! Sue's an animated story teller and a born entertainer making her great company! We drank little...*talked much*...had a Great Time!
Sounds like a great evening :) Mexican food is the best.
posted October 24th, 2010  
cool!
posted October 24th, 2010  
Sounds like a fabulous evening! Glad you are enjoying yourself! :)
posted October 24th, 2010  
Nice shot - and fun to catch up with you just as I'm getting ready for the day! Very hard to find Mexican food here but have enjoyed it in London.
posted October 24th, 2010  
Such pretty ladies! Sounds like you had a wonderful night :)
posted October 24th, 2010  
What a great shot of the two of you. How fun to get together and share photographer stories. Sounds like you had a nice evening out.
posted October 24th, 2010  
What great fun. I should try to see if we could get some 365 photographers from the Netherlands together at some point. It's not as if we live in a big country where it's hard to reach each other ;-)
It sounds like the two of you had a great time, and you made a wonderful photo to capture the moment.
posted October 24th, 2010  
One of these days you'll be in my neighbourhood and we'll go out for mexican food and a margarita, too! :)
posted October 24th, 2010  
nice...i can see that you are having a great time....
posted October 24th, 2010  
you and sue talk all nite? i am so surprised!
posted October 24th, 2010  
wow, another great night out! It looks and sounds like you two really enjoyed yourselves!!
Great picture!
posted October 24th, 2010  
That's a lotta liquor behind both of you. Hope you didn't empty it all!
posted October 24th, 2010  
How wonderful! It's sounds like you had a nice time....! Great to meet people from the site!
posted October 24th, 2010  
What a fun photo of the two of you. I love that you each posted your own photo and story:o). How fortunate for you both that you can have a visit when you come to Chicago.
posted October 24th, 2010  
Wonderful!!! I'm afraid we're going to miss this trip of yours to Chicago, too, but somehow... I think you'll be back before too long!
posted October 24th, 2010  
Great photo and it sounds like you had a good time...I still think this site is amazing...for so many reasons...
posted October 24th, 2010  
Great photo of you two 365ers.
Isn't this a great site - so many of us finding friendships, sharing our family, thoughts, happy times & our photos.
It's definitely changed my life.
Just wonderful!
posted October 24th, 2010  
You can see the joy of friendship in your faces
posted October 24th, 2010  
That looks like a lot of fun. Glad you both had a great night.
posted October 24th, 2010  
Sounds like you guys had loads of fun
posted October 24th, 2010  
What a great shot of the two of you! I am so sorry I wasn't able to join you this time. :(
posted October 24th, 2010  
Sounds like you two had loads to talk about, poor Ken !
posted October 24th, 2010  
Sounds like a great night out! How fun to experience such different places all in one year.
posted October 24th, 2010  
You drank little ? with that bar behind you :-)
posted October 24th, 2010  
Nice friendly portrait of both of you. I'm impressed that there is no reflection from your eye glasses.
posted October 24th, 2010  
ali
that is so fun! i really feel like you get the the very most out of life. your experiences. possibilities. everything. you inspire me!
posted October 24th, 2010  
such a great photo.
posted October 24th, 2010  
I'm sure it was refreshing to get out and catch up a bit. I am sure there are more hands than needed for help around the new born.
posted October 25th, 2010  
what a fun time with a friend!! pretty smiles! :)
posted October 25th, 2010  
I loved Sue's shot of your time together, and I love yours, as well! As someone else mentioned, and I agree, you would win the prize (if there were one!) for meeting the most 365'ers in one year!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Chicago sounds like my kind of place - I love having a choice of restaurants! How fun for you and Sue! Great picture!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Sounds like a wonderful night!!
posted October 25th, 2010  
how fun! lovely shot of each of you! :)
posted October 25th, 2010  
How fun!!!! It would have been fun to be a fly on the wall to hear your stories that you told each other.
posted October 25th, 2010  
what a fun time! would've loved to have met up with you!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Louise's tour of 365 friends continues. :)
posted October 25th, 2010  
Sounds like a wonderful time! I only hope that one of these days you & Ken will make your way out to our neck of the woods in NY and we can meet you as well! Great shot of you two lovely ladies!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Sounds like fun...yummm margaritas :)
posted October 25th, 2010  
Re: your comment - Brady Lake started out as a summer cottage/ resort community, mostly for Cleveland businessmen and their familes who took the train to get here. There was an amusement park, dance hall, gambling, boat rentals, and several hotels as well as a myriad of summer cottages. Now it's all residential, and most of the old cottages have been updated for year-round use. Many newer homes have been built in-between them and on the grounds of the old amusement park, etc. I love seeing photos of the "old days" - they had a GREAT wooden roller-coaster!
posted October 25th, 2010  
That's a great shot of you two!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Fun shot! I know you had a wonderful time!
posted October 25th, 2010  
How wonderful! Glad you both had a simply splendid time out and about!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Wow, a date with a fellow 365er! You guys look great. very nice photo!
posted October 25th, 2010  
How wonderful that you keep meeting and getting to know so many 365ers. I have yet to actually meet up with anyone other than those I already know. Kerri and I almost got together this summer while she and her husband were in Virginia for a wedding but at the last minute I had to bow out...you inspire me though so I think I need to take the initiative to meet up with some of the Virginia group before any more time passes. This is a really nice photo of the 2 of you! Sounds like it was a fun evening and I think "Clark" was wise to allow you two to have the evening to yourselves. I bet he would not have had a chance to get in too many words anyway ;-)
posted October 25th, 2010  
@cglist It sounds like you've made your home in an idyllic community! I've enjoyed your photos through the year. As one who's bought many old photo albums on ebay, I can imagine what fun it would be to see a Brady Lake album from the early years
posted October 25th, 2010  
Oh, my...poor Ken. I can't believe that we forgot all about him once we began to chat over Margheritas. :-)

It WAS a great time, my friend, and I look forward to seeing you again when you come back through our fair city in January. Perhaps we'll remember Ken next time. *sheepish grin*
posted October 25th, 2010  
That sounds like so much fun!! I don't miss everyone trying to hold my little babies when they were born, though! That used to totally stress me out!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Sounds like a really lovely time! Nothing like time with a fellow 365'er!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Nice pic, evening. How cool to meet with 365 folks!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Sounds like a really great night! :)
I would love to meet a fellow 365er in person.
posted October 25th, 2010  
I must also add that Louise has been much too kind and made me out to be much more interesting than I really am. :-)
posted October 25th, 2010  
looks like your social life hasn't changed much Louise... hope you are having lots of fun in Chicago. Hope Ashton is doing well :)
posted October 25th, 2010  
Good to see you had a lovely fun day, and seems grandmotherhood looks well on you :-)... Thanks for the kind comments on the shutterfly pics... I did comment back, but in case you're short of time, I thank you on behalf of Sangeeta for your lovely words and yep, it was King George VII... Good spot... Oh, I'd completely forgotten to add comments so will correct at some point... Keep well :-)
posted October 25th, 2010  
Looks like you both had a great evening! Good food, good friends and great conversation...can't beat that for a great evening!
posted October 26th, 2010  
A lovely photo of two lovely ladies! It makes me want to hop on the train and come join you! ;-)
posted October 26th, 2010  
Wowee! This sounds like my sort of night out! Reading your previous post with flat Allie (LOL) sounds like a fun time is being had over there! Did you all know each other pre 365 (was there ever a time?) or has this developed here? You just look like you are haivng the time of your life Louise, mind you, when are you not?? Enjoy!
posted October 26th, 2010  
GLad you had a great time in one of my favorite cities :)

By the way, Great Big Sea actually started in Newfoundland, but Kris is indeed from Nova Scotia. I did get a chance afterwards to talk with him for almost an hour. We even got to tell the bouncers we were "with the band" to keep from getting kicked out.
posted October 27th, 2010  
Love the story behind this photo Louise and Sue, how wonderful that you could meet and I'm like that "all talk and little drinking."
It would be wonderful to meet a couple of close 'friends' from 365 I would love that.
posted October 29th, 2010  
So cool that you met one another...great shot!
posted October 29th, 2010  
sounds like a wonderful night! i can certainly understand everybody wanting to hold the baby! :)
i am experiencing the opposite of what you are feeling! coming from all the space of Indiana to the crowded metropolis that is Manila was such a jolt! I felt a little bit claustrophobic because of the buildings and long to live in the woods again.
I am at my parents' at the moment, it is a smaller city so i am better, haha. Having greens all around helps, too (my mom can make *anything* grow and thrive!). Very different from condo living. :)
posted October 30th, 2010  
You two are so lucky to be able to get together like this. Sue has a phot of you 2 posted also. Sound like you both had a great evening to remember
posted November 6th, 2010  
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