Monday, 18 December 2006

There's something about Mary!

Goodness me, after a heavy night in Jack's bar, (owned by Mary) I've not had a hangover like this one for a long time! After drinking, Cherry bombs, Apple Pies, Godfathers, Slippery Nipples, TVR's, Alabamer Slammers, Red Slammers, Rumplemans and American's, we decided to call it a night in Moline! Here's us on the way out before we knew our luggage was AWOL! Good old British Airways! The air stewardess' keep turning up, saw them 4 times in Chicago.

Today we go to the John Deere combine factory to start the tour, seems like we've been on the beers for a week. At least we're all having fun and getting to know each other and the various drinking haunts over this part of the USA. The heads are banging a bit this morning but yesterday when I woke up I took a walk along Navy Pier in Chicago, here's the view from the hotel window

What a beautiful city, the sky Line, the people, every-one willing to help (and be tipped!) but helpful none the less, our service industry could learn a thing or two. Well must dash the bus is leaving so I'll update next time I'm near a computer!

Here's the view from Navy Pier looking east toward the Hancock Tower, what a view and what a view and what a bracing wind off Lake Michigan, truly brilliant. People were up fishing for Perch off the pier, waiting to the migration of the 'jumbo Perch' into the harbour, I didn't See many over 6" long but that's a fisherman's tale!


Camilla LEAF said...

Hi Jake this looks fantastic! just wondering when 'The Farmer Jake cocktail recipe book' will be published??

We need more LEAF farmers to do this so will help spread the word.

Happy blogging!


The Black Sheep said...

Slippery nipples!?! Are you sure that's a drink? ;-)

Hving said that - The Black Sheep is not against a flaming Samubuca or two.