Chicago Meetup June 22 - zombies, fireworks!

posted June 6th, 2013
In response to @michaelelliott 's NYC meetup and challenge to the Midwest, I am organizing a photo walk in Chicago for the same day. There will be zombies and fireworks! The zombie march is from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm. It is an annual event and provides great photo ops. The fireworks start at 8:00 pm and are at Navy Pier every Saturday. In between we can wander the lakefront and the downtown Chicago. I will scope out some good spots.

Sorry, the date is not negotiable. Please respond only if you can be in Chicago on June 22. Come on Chicago 365'ers, we can't let NYC show us up!

Did I mention the zombies and fireworks?
posted June 6th, 2013
Shoot, I feel like such a traitor to the Midwest. I already committed to go to NYC...got tickets. Love your mention of zombies and fireworks. Hope that I can make the next one as Chicago is not too bad a drive from me.
posted June 6th, 2013
Have a great time! I'll be with you in spirit!!
posted June 6th, 2013
I'm going to look into making a trip up there. I doubt NYC will have zombies ;)
posted June 6th, 2013
Zombies for me.......just put it in my calendar! BTW where is the zombie march?
@danielwsc
posted June 6th, 2013
I can't be sure about June 22 until around the 12th. I'm probably 65% yes, I'd sure like to ride with someone coming from Indy area or meet someone to ride the Southshore.
posted June 6th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld that's great Carol! The march starts at Millennium Park, goes North on Michigan then cuts across to Dearborn and heads south to Daley Plaza where they climb over the Picasso. Then on to Buckingham Fountain. It starts at 3 pm, but there are good photo ops around the Bean for about an hour before that.
posted June 7th, 2013
@dlaxton Can meet up with you to take the South Shore in.....just let me know..... carol46350@gmail.com Sounds like a blast! Thanks for the idea!!!!! @danielwsc
posted June 7th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld - Thanks Carol, I'll get in touch in a week or so.
posted June 7th, 2013
@danielwsc - Sounds like a fun time to be had Daniel! Look forward to seeing what shots you all come up with!
posted June 16th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld - Is this still a happening? If so, what time and where could I meet you?
posted June 16th, 2013
@dlaxton hi Dave yes still happening. Where does the south shore train arrive? We could meet there. Zombies by the beam from 2 to 3, then walking. It is worth catching them at Daley plaza too, around 4. Fireworks are ar 10:15, which is late, so I'm not sure who will stick around for them. We can get something to eat around 6, then head over to lake for golden hour. Do you have any suggestions?
posted June 16th, 2013
Hope you all can make it. The South Shore ends at Randolph St. Easy from there to the bean. We can taxi or walk from there. Best parking is at the Indiana Dunes South Shore station on Hwy 12 just off Hwy 49. Tickets kiosk on site. I am available all day Saturday. We will have to check the last trains back Saturday evening. @danielwsc @dlaxton @jsw0109

Saturday from Indiana to Chicago......
http://www.nictd.com/wkndwest.html

Saturday from Chicago to Indiana.....
http://www.nictd.com/wkndeast.html

posted June 16th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld - which train will you be taking? I have no problem being there for the 9:01 or whatever works. I have nothing forcing me to be back early.
posted June 16th, 2013
My thought was to take the 9:49 am WB. I will probably plan to take the 9:15pm EB train back to Indiana if we eat around 6ish. @dlaxton @danielwsc @jsw0109
posted June 16th, 2013
@dlaxton @welcometocarolworld I'll see what I can do... but not sure if I'll be able to make it or not
posted June 16th, 2013
@jsw0109 It would be awesome if you could. We all know so much and so little at the same time. And, who wouldn't want some zombies.....lol

posted June 16th, 2013
I wish I could join you all there - have to work this weekend . . . looking forward to the pictures you will be posting. Have fun and let us know where the next MIDWEST 365 meeting will be!
posted June 17th, 2013
if you are interested, I have visitor parking permits for the residential street parking around my condo. Then you don't have to worry about the last train and could stay for the fireworks.

I am two blocks from Union Station, so if you guys got here around 11:00 am we could spend some time there before heading over to Millennium Park. We could either take the bus or walk the 1.5 miles. There is some interesting stuff on the way; The Sears Tower, The Harold Washington Library, The Art Institute. We could get lunch en route.

Let me know if you are interested and I will post my phone number.

@welcometocarolworld @jsw0109 @dlaxton
posted June 17th, 2013
@danielwsc I'm so glad you're still calling it the Sears Tower :)
posted June 17th, 2013
@jsw0109 Better than Big Willy! Seriously, some people (jokingly) call it that.
posted June 17th, 2013
@danielwsc @welcometocarolworld @jsw0109 - ah, this makes things more interesting LOL ... I will think on this. What are your thoughts Carol & Jeff? ... as an aside, I can't believe there aren't more 365ers in Chicago?
posted June 17th, 2013
If you guys can get to Michigan City, I will be happy to drive. @dlaxton @danielwsc @jsw0109
posted June 17th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld do you live in LaPorte Co?
posted June 17th, 2013
@jsw0109 I am just off 421 south of Michigan City, in rural LaPorte Co.
posted June 17th, 2013
@welcometocarolworld small world... I'm from LP
posted June 17th, 2013
@jsw0109 I have been here over 33 years.......it is a small world.
posted June 17th, 2013
@jsw0109 @welcometocarolworld - My parents owned Milburn Peat Company in LaPorte from 1972 to 1995. They lived in new Carlisle. I was in college when they moved there.
posted June 17th, 2013
Okay this is crazy guys! just a reminder: if you want to make more plans for when and where to meet my email is carol46350@gmail.com @jsw0109 @dlaxton @danielwsc
posted June 21st, 2013
@welcometocarolworld @danielwsc - I have a car in for repair that is not going to be done today. So, I can't go tomorrow. Sorry!
posted June 21st, 2013
@dlaxton We will just have to reschedule.....there will be plenty of new opportunities..... @danielwsc Daniel, thanks for trying......we definitely need to try this again!
posted June 21st, 2013
@welcometocarolworld @dlaxton @jsw0109 sorry to hear that guys :-( Definitely would like to try again.
posted June 21st, 2013
@welcometocarolworld @danielwsc - I definitely would like to do both downtown/lakeshore and some abandoned/whatever buildings (that church in Gary). After I go to Utah the end of July, I should be pretty available. So, mid-August on. ....
posted June 21st, 2013
I hope you all can put in some dates that would be good for you, so we can plan a cool outing.....@dlaxton @danielwsc @jsw0109
posted June 21st, 2013
@danielwsc @dlaxton @welcometocarolworld it wasn't going to work for me either, which is unfortunate... I like Dave's idea too (including that church in Gary). I'll check my summer calendar and see what I can come up with for dates that could work, but I might have to wait until I know if I'm going to get that job or not, which could affect my availability. I probably won't know anything re: 2nd interview until the latter part of next week...if I get a 2nd interview, I'm not sure how long it will take to know if the position will be offered to me or not.
posted June 21st, 2013
@jsw0109 Works here....everything will still be standing.....good luck!
posted June 21st, 2013
@welcometocarolworld @jsw0109 @danielwsc --- best dates for me are Aug 3, Aug 17, Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28. And I am probably good for the Sundays attached to those Saturdays.
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