|St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle...|
|St. Michael Church, Old Town Chicago|
Tim, Zachary and I were all given St. Michael as our middle-name patron, and our family fosters a special devotion to this Archangel, so visiting this place named in his honor had special significance... little did we know HOW special and HOW significant!
|Joseph teaches Emmett a new trick at lunch.|
|Peter and Evan's sidewalk races in Old Town Chicago|
|4 boys on a bridge, heading for the beach|
|Joseph and Peter swimming in Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Shore|
- Tonight's en-route inspirational CD highlighted the spiritual experience of reconnecting with a long-lost friend named Brian, not seen in 27 years...on this day that I reconnected with my friend, Brian, not seen in 27 years; certainly a spiritual experience!
- On sharing our Chicago stories with Tim's parents, they told us that it was IN ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH in Chicago that they received the inspiration to give their unborn son (Tim) the middle name Michael! Certainly another spiritual experience...
|Tim and me on the North Shore|
|Brian and Kathleen in their own backyard|
|Our final view as we departed Illinois heading West|