Saturday, October 01, 2005

Chicago- Cruise!!! Need I say more!- Photos III

What is with the mixture of Wonderful Ladies, Chicago on a balmy night, a ship, the water, great food, fireworks and dancing!? Well, check it out!!! (This is out of order but I wanted to get down to the nitty-gritty and show the party- Joe)

Did you see us on the Navy Pier webcam?

ready for a walk at 6:30 AM!!!!

Friday, September 30, 2005

Chicago- Thursday Dinner and Night at the Improv- Photos II

Presenting, the lovely Chicago Ladies!!

Walking to La Cantina- A "traffic stopping" Group!

There it is again-- Daughter chaperoning Mom!

Richard thanking the Ladies for coming to Chicago.

Great company and great food.

The cannoli were a big hit!!

Richard the "tour guide" on the way back to the Palmer House.

Enjoying the Improv!

What a great troup- The Sturgis Improv! That's my niece, Xan Franklin. Thanks, Xani!

Over 100 Ladies enjoyed the evening!

More shots of the Palmer House lobby- amazing. Took these early this morning on my way to the computer center.

Okay- off for a little breakfast and then to start the day. Beautiful weather on tap- 72 degrees and sunny today. A great day for a cruise!

More later...


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Chicago- Fox TV Thursday AM!! Photos I

What a fun way to start the day!! Richard was at his best with the fabulous Fox Chicago Team live.

Prepping for "On the Air"

Ready, in 5-4-3-2-1. The anchor, Tamron Hall, grills Richard. "Are you for real?!"

Tamron introduces a member of the audience who won a chance to talk with Richard on the air. Judy's daughter, Kari, actually entered her Mom in the Fox contest!

Richard and his new Ladies (and Crazy Hat)!

(No, neither one is eligible for the Journey...)

Earlier in make up.

Walking to the set with Senior Producer Michelle Lewis-Mekky. She said it was the most fun segment she has produced in eleven years!

In the "green" room.

Judy's daugher, Kari. Did you know about 25% of the correspondance Richard received was from daughters talking about their Moms? That made this extra special. Judy and Kari will be joining us on the Odyssey Cruise tomorrow compliments of Ron of the Odyssey.

Our Event even got a mention in the society column of the Chicago Sun Times this morning!

Okay, off to get ready for dinner.



Wednesday, September 28, 2005

On our way!

***Chicago Bound Photos Below ***

The taxi is on the way, as is the man himself. If you have called Rob at Odyssey and left a message and have not heard from him by now, please call him again at 312-396-2227 and get your reservation finalized. The cutoff for the cruise is going to be Thursday. "La Cantina" is only asking for RSVP's. You will pay when you get there.

Safe travels, everyone. Stay posted to the blog for photos and updates!!



Richard and the Flight Lady (Crazy Hat sneak preview!)

Midway Airport

Knock, knock. Who's there?

Monday, September 26, 2005

Some Chicago Updates!! Monday, Sept 26

Hello Ladies,

Entertainment for after the "Early Arrival Dinner", Thursday, September 29th at 9:30PM, State Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton Hotel!

Presenting, "The Sturgis Improv Group!" This entertaining group of comedians will have you rolling in the aisles with their special brand of improv comedy. They've been studying Richard and the Senior Bachelor endeavor so who knows what will come up. We'll also have some Great Door Prizes from our Senior Bachelor supporters to give away as well.

So plan to spend a rollicking evening with Richard at the Improv!

Also, the photography company at the Odyssey, Sharpshooters, says they will include a 4x6 copy of a group shot in the $10 special Senior Bachelor package! They said that once we get on board on Friday evening we immediately proceed up to the Observation Deck where they will take the group photo. The photos will be displayed for purchase when we disembark.

I've updated the "Meet the SB" page with all the Chicago information including the agenda. When you register, you will be provided a detailed Agenda and maps of all the meeting rooms. Remember, registration begins at 9:00AM on Friday but is available all day long. Same with Saturday.

More later!


PS- Keep an eye on the weather. It looks like we may luck out! Don't forget to pack an umbrella just in case.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


OK, ok, here's a new blog. Umberto just left and we are finally all caught up in the cataloging of videos, biographies, and other information. Joe is always spending some part of his day, or all day, on SB website work, and other SB tasks, however most of Sunday's are family days with his lovely wife Nancy and two children Jimmy and Taylor. I continue to screen videos and work on the Newsletter and work on Chicago plans. There is nothing new-you know as much information about Chicago as we do. So.....that's it for now. Best wishes to all. RR