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Old 04-28-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Business trip to Chicago...anyBonne out there??

Hey, I'll be travelling on business at end of May to the Harrison Conference Center at Lake Bluff in Chicago.
Don't ask me where this place is or how close to Chicago.

I'll have all day Sunday before dinner to kill......soooooo

Anyone out there know how to kill a Sunday afternoon
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Hey, I'll be travelling on business at end of May to the Harrison Conference Center at Lake Bluff in Chicago.
Don't ask me where this place is or how close to Chicago.

I'll have all day Sunday before dinner to kill......soooooo

Anyone out there know how to kill a Sunday afternoon

I ll see if me Kenn Jeff, AD, and Taylor can come. PM Adny and fuddy also
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ROCK I'm about an hour away from there. If I can get there, I will.

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i am there 2
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I ll see if me Kenn Jeff, AD, and Taylor can come. PM Adny and fuddy also
Ya....if you guys and Christine can show up we can have a mini meet, so I can see all your beauties in person.
Maybe we could meet for lunch around noon.
I'm arriving late Saturday night to take advantage of cheaper air fare with an overnight Saturday. Things don't start for me until Sunday dinner @ 6:30pm., then I'll be busy thru to Wednesday when I leave to visit some family in Ontario.

.....and Steve can bring his fine looking lady along too.

Here'* all I know about the conference center. Sounds like a nice place to spend the afternoon. :
How far from the OHare airport is it
How far from downtown Chicago is it

History

The Harrison Conference Center at Lake Bluff has a heritage that dates back three quarters of a century.

The land, comprising 130 acres of wooded Illinois countryside, originally belonged to John Mines, an immigrant farmer from Ireland. In the late 1800’* Mines became financially depressed. To protect himself from further losses, he sold the estate to rail magnate William V. Kelly. Needing only to pay back taxes in order to gain title, Kelly invested additional funds to form a one and a half acre man-made lake on the back edge of the estate. The Italian Villa style Manor House and Gatehouse, designed by the famed architect Howard Van Doren, was begun during this same time period.

A stone bridge was built over the front lake and the Kelly estate was named in its honor. A leading publication once claimed that the estate’* backyard of 110 acres deserved recognition as the largest private backyard in the world.

William Kelly died in the early 1930’* and Stonebridge was purchased by Walter Patton Murphy, an ingenious railroad mechanic who made his fortune as an inventor and manufacturer of railroad equipment.

Upon Murphy’* passing in 1942, the estate was willed to Northwestern University.

Two years later, the Servite order of the Catholic Church purchased the estate from Northwestern University and by 1945 had turned it into their seminary. The Servites invested two million dollars in the estate and built an addition in 1955 with a Kitchen, Dining Room, Classrooms, Bedrooms, Recreational Facilities and a Chapel. This addition was dedicated by his Eminence, Samuel Cardinal Stritch, on September 16, 1957.

In the late 1960’*, the Stonebridge estate was purchased by Harrison Conference Services, Inc., which in 1970 opened as the Midwest’* first full-time Conference Center.

Harrison Conference Center at Lake Bluff has been restored rather than renovated in order to preserve the dignity of the original estate. Maintained are the Gothic arches at the front entrance and the Byzantine towers which overlook the rear courtyard.

A day of learning can easily be enhanced by the use of the 24-hour Fitness Center, outdoor pool, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, and hiking/jogging trails.

By blending the elegance and comfort of the existing Manor House and Gatehouse, the Harrison Conference Center is able to provide an atmosphere conducive for management development, training seminars and sales meetings - as well as social events.

At Harrison you’ll find that they have made a unique commitment to deliver their services with superior standards of quality and excellence.
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It'* probably about 30 miles...

It'* up there by Highland Park, they have a nice downtown area there to hang around at. I'm sure Lake Bluff has some nice waterfront areas as well. Both are on Lake Michigan.
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Sound like a meet to me! I'm down!
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Hey that sounds great

I rarely see any Bonne'* around these parts besides here on the internet.

It'll be good to talk with a group in person about our Bonne passion. Hope the weather is fine and sunny. If it takes a turn for the worse, I will understand if no one shows.

It will keep me from Bonneless withdrawel symptoms.

Sure hope Taylor can make it. Love to hear his neon tunes, see cleared corners in the flesh and maybe even smell some burning rubber.
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Hey Silver Think I'll be able to meet up with you. About an hour from me but no biggie, be happy to let you take my Silver ssei for a ride. I know once you see the corners in person your going to need them, maybe even the grill too.

Any ways the ONLY reason I might not make it would be do to a TOG Header install, my installer is a busy man, going to arrange a date, was hoping for the Saturday before we plan to meet, so hopefully all will work out.

I'll keep you updated but COUNT ME IN!
(you know I'm a punk 23 year old right)
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Hey Silver Think I'll be able to meet up with you. About an hour from me but no biggie, be happy to let you take my Silver ssei for a ride. I know once you see the corners in person your going to need them, maybe even the grill too.

Any ways the ONLY reason I might not make it would be do to a TOG Header install, my installer is a busy man, going to arrange a date, was hoping for the Saturday before we plan to meet, so hopefully all will work out.

I'll keep you updated but COUNT ME IN!
(you know I'm a punk 23 year old right)
With all of your mods, you have me drooling. Precisely what I would like to do....if I didn't have so many other family expenses.
Man, you must pour all of your cash into that baby. I'm really impressed with what you have done in such a short time.
Hope the headers work out in time and you can make it. Good excuse to try them out on an hour drive.
I'm not age biased.....if you don't mind chilling with someone more than twice your age.
Everyone tells me I act like a 25 year old and I like all the modern music too. So bring some good tunes with your killer sound system.
Hey I still drive the Firebird I bought new when I was 23 years old......and I still drive it the same way.

Steve, Christine, Kennginn, AD Bear and maybe Fuddyduddy121 said they would be there too.

Should be a good meet, even though it'* only for a few hours.

How soon on Sunday can you guys and gals make it
If we met around 10 or 11 am we could do lunch and gather until as late as 5 pm or so when I will have to join my business group for dinner. That should be plenty of time.
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