Brief 2016 Year Review in Pictures - Part II
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Celebrated 28th wedding anniversary. Time flies.
Went to Cubs/White Sox games at Wrigley Field and The Cell with thundering36
Saw Paul McCartney in concert at Busch Stadium.Played poker with Iron Mike Sharpe the next day.
Back to Las Vegas. MY kind of steak dinner at Ellis Island - $8.99!
Caught playing one of dem GOOD machines
A "real" steak - Beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsay's Steak. We finally celebrate thundering36's birthday a few years later than planned. Mrs. lightning36 was here also and met TBC.
I also played some poker with VegasDWP at Caesars Palace -- link to interesting story here -- and with Tony Bigcharles at Wynn.
Saw the Happy Together oldies concert tour with my wife and old friends Steve and Carol
Aside from the concert, September sucked.Work ... and work ... and more work.
For the first time in my lifetime, the Cubbies go to the World Series!
October meant being obsessed with the MLB playoffs since the Cubs were projected to go to their first World Series since WWII! I can't even tell you what else happened that month. Nothing else really mattered.
The Cubs win it! I can't even describe the feeling. Simply unbelievable.
At the University of Illinois vs Iowa football game with friend Steve. It was cold!
Christmas with my family
Back to New Orleans! At Cafe Dumond with Mrs. lightning
Had a nice dinner at Broussard's
Finishing out the trip with a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's
Such was my 2016. Many people are glad to see it go, and I can certainly be counted among those. The combination of losing my mother and my wife losing her job -- and some unsavory stories that go along with that -- pretty much spoiled the rest of the year. I am soooo looking forward to a great 2017!