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Retro on Roscoe

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments


Cousins! Halle & Quinn


Halle, Brian, and Jill


Ed giving Quinn a drink (that he doesn’t want)!


Bridget, Maggie, Conor and Liam trying not to fall off the hammock.


Rory, Jill & Halle


Halle said, “Rory is cute!” She was having a great time playing with him.


Conor didn’t want to smile. He was busy eating his pineapple!


Cousin playing beer pong …..


…. and sinking it in Chad’s cup, to his astonishment!

This is at least the 6th year that I have gone to the Retro on Roscoe street festival. Chad and Jen had their annual party and we came and went from the festival. Dallas and I were more than a little bit tired from the Crosby’s opening the night before, so we were way more chill than previous years. We still had a great time, though. Like other years, there was a lot of beer pong being played in the garage. I played 2 games, but not very well. At the fest, there were a lot of 80s cover bands playing. One crazy thing this year is that Roscoe Village Neighbors association is now asking $10 per person to get in. It all goes to a good cause, the schools and improving the neighborhood, but wow, that’s double what other street fests charge. At about 8:30 I was so done! I went home and couldn’t even watch one TV show without falling asleep. Long day! (And long night the night before!)

Previous visits to Retro on Roscoe:
- 2011
- 2010
- 2008
- 2007
- 2004

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Hanging Out in Sausalito

November 29th, 2011 · No Comments

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Dallas and I have each travelled around the Bay Area for work and have done all of the standard touristy things and have seen many of the sights. For something different one day Billy & Ging took us to Sausalito, which is just north of San Francisco. Sausalito is an area I always wanted to check out anyway, so it worked out good.

For lunch we went to Bar Bocce, a place that Billy and Ging had been with friends before. The weather was a little chilly, but Bar Bocce’s great outside space had a lot of heaters, so that was not a problem. I had the shrimp po’boy made with Bay shrimp and Dallas had some New England-style clam chowder. Dallas had leftover Thanksgiving kalbi and katsu for breakfast and wasn’t that hungry so he only had garlic bread with his soup. Oh, I also had some salt cod fritters with aioli.

I thought all the food was good. And the view of the piers with the sailboats docked was awesome. The cool thing about Bar Bocce is that you can play bocce while you wait for your food. So we did. Except Dallas. Party pooper. I discovered a secret bocce skill, though, and won 3 of 4 games against Billy & Ging.

After lunch Ging stayed with Damien to nap in the car, but Billy, Dallas and I went for a walk around Sausalito. What a charming little waterfront town with the houses all built up onto a hill and a nice little commercial area that attracts a lot of tourists.. like us.

Yee Tock Chee Park is a cute little area with great views of Angel Island and San Francisco. The last time that Ging and Billy were in Sausalito they kayaked from the shore to Angel Island. Sounds like something fun to do.

After we passed by not one, but two, Lappert’s Ice Cream shops (started on Kauai) and a Crazy Shirts store (based out of Honolulu), Dallas joked that he must be back home in Hawaii. We, of course, had to stop at Lappert’s. It’s not the same in California as in Hawaii, but they still had Kauai Pie ice cream, so it was fine with me!

We strolled around a bit more and then headed back to meet up with Ging and Damien, who’d just woken up from his carseat nap.

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Retro on Roscoe

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

After the Cubs game we headed over to Jen and Chad’s for their annual Retro on Roscoe party. After hanging out at the house for a bit, we went to the festival to meet up with more friends and to get something to eat. I always like Retro on Roscoe, but this year the food seemed different. Dallas has a favorite Polish stand that he looks forward to every year and it was no where to be seen. Maybe because of this? I tried to be a bit healthier and got a chicken kebab with a salad and nothing had any sauce on it. It was all very dry, including the pita it was served with. Oh well.

Last year this space in the garage was filled with about 10 strollers and there were many kids running around the party. I thought it was a sign of the times, and I think it still is, but for some reason this year? No strollers. And only a handful of kids.

Like most years there was a ton of beer pong being played. I did not play this year but my brother did. Before I knew it, it was 11 p.m. Not too late, but we had met up for the game at 11:15 a.m., so it was a long, long day. Caroline, who announced that day that she will be our DD for 9 long months, gave us a ride home.

Previous visits to Retro on Roscoe:
- 2010
- 2008
- 2007
- 2004

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