Saturday, April 18, 2004
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Ice in the cooler, digi-cam at the ready, I got on the train at 8:30AM at Logan Square, arriving at the rally point, Blommer's Chocolate Factory and Outlet store at 8:45, just in time to stand on the corner and admire the puddles and mud under the des plaines over pass, and take in the view west down Kinzie to the Fulton Market. Gypsy Boy was the first to arrive (and one of the first casualties - more on his disappearance and our complete failure to keep track of our own ranks later on). He pointed out, correctly, that the corner of Desplaines and Kinzie is not actually the very start of Milwaukee Ave - there is a non-contiguous block that starts at Lake , three blocks south west. Since he had walked that stretch, I felt that the rest of us could be considered as having walked it as well, if only symbolically, or at least by proxy.
Complete List of Stops:
El Chino (Closed for Remodelation)
Johnny's Snack Shop
the Blue Van
La Isla Marias
The Gap Outlet
The Padalhie Club Entertainment
Other Polish Grocery - Staropolska?
Polish Bakery - Pasieka Home?
The Peacock Lounge
The Barren Stretch
Debate over Karl Shurz High School
The Cigar Store
Taqueria El Gallo #2
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