North American Bridge Championship.
I'm in Chicago for the Summer North American Bridge Championships being held at the Chicago Hilton. Before you make leave any disparaging comments about Chicago, keep in mind that I was born here, um, well, several years ago. I did a Google search and my hospital is 25 blocks north of where I'm playing bridge.
I qualified for Day 2 of the Life Master Pairs playing with Bernie Yomtov, but missed advancing to Day 3, so I'm taking today (Sunday) off. Next up is the Senior Swiss Teams on Monday and Tuesday. Playing with Sandy McCay, Gene Simpson and Harvey Brody. Then the Mixed Board-a-Match Teams with Sandy and Jay and Kathy Baum. Friday is a sightseeing day, and Saturday I'll travel back to Orlando airport.
The weather here is wonderful. Seems like it is about 80 to 82 each day and a low of about 70. I'm enjoying walking around in shorts and a tee shirt when not playing bridge.
Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot skyscraper. Click to enlarge.
L (short for elevated). From the airport, I took the Orange Line for $3 and a 20 minute ride to downtown. A taxi would have been $40 and a 30 minute ride. Um, you do the math.
Top image from the ACBL web site. The other three taken with my point-and-shoot.