September 22-27 Bon Voyage Saugatuck – Hello Chicago!


With a windy front forecasted to come through in a couple days we decided to leave Saugatuck a day early & ended up with a relatively smooth trip to Michigan City, Indiana with our friend Ben aboard.  We ended arriving with a glorious sunset off our starboard & a full moon rising off our port.  It was magical.  We were joined in MC by our friends Erik & Joe where we docked at the historic lighthouse. The next day we cruised into the Burnham Marina in Chicago giving us a headstart on a weekend in one of our favorite cities.  Evenings included a wonderful Italian restaurant with our friends & crew, an amazing dinner at Gibsons Steak House, cocktails aboard our friend Chris’s 83′ Burger (Goodtimes), a night out on the town, a cocktail party onboard for Trip’s cousins Chris, Kim, Patrick & their families & a dinner with our friend Peter from Saugatuck & Chicago.  Once again we were reminded about one of the special parts of this whole voyage, namely catching up with friends & family who join us along our journey.  We were also able to spend time with old friends Mark, Matt & Chadd as well as new friends Victor, John, Chris, Peter, Gabe & Ryan.  Lots of excursions, museums & shopping on Michigan Avenue rounded out our weekend.  Next step, Tally-Ho’s bimini & mast come down for the 2nd time to continue south. 

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