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Linus 11-09-2009 12:53 PM

The Windy City (aka Center of the Universe, aka Chicago)
 
I figured y'all needed a thread. Additionally, I happen to be heading your way next week (November 16-20th) and wanted to know if anyone wanted to meet up for dinner (best day would be the 19th but let me know). I'll be in the downtown area (Central Loop area?).

Dragonfly 12-22-2009 07:18 AM

Southern/ Central Illinois
 
So I am across the street from Beaver Dam State Park but dont worry no one can mapquest that and figure out my exact address or stalk me. So feel free to mapquest it. I been thinking for a few years now about having a BF campout. I know that by itself would exclude the more sensitive souls who associate camping with hell. BUT those who feel it is an ideal vacation would be very welcome. Not a gathering just an extra dose of BFers at a different time period than all the other gatherings.... maybe for those who need something totally free... well minus the gas to get here anyway.

I got 4 horses on 40 acres, wooded, hilly, with beautiful prairie like fields to picnic in. There's a stocked pond of bluegill and carp and catfish. (See my roomates pic.) So from outside our walkout door its about 20-30 feet to the pond. You'll pass the pool table that has a pin pong table top we put up on it when sick of pool. We have a decent game room in the downstairs and a LOT of extra indoor room if someone cant sleep outdoors or we run out of tents.

And when we are sick of outdoor stuff and need some nightlife, we drive an hour or so to St. Louis Mo or 40 mins or so to Springfield IL and visit with other glbt folks. That isnt appealing I know, but our local strait bars are very hip and accepting considering the rural area so I dont feel deprived unless I think of my fellow BF community. I am deprived of socializing with anyone from our community. I would love to go to Chicago again soon but its over a 4 hour drive and times are tight.

Anyway hit me up before summer hits and my open invite can become the vacaction you wouldnt be able to have anywhere else for free... lol. You can be the bringer of a vacation TO ME yay! lol.

Linus 12-22-2009 09:50 AM

LOL.. That was LAST November... not the one coming up. ;) But if I make it out there again, I'll ping ya..

morningstar55 02-05-2010 08:30 PM

wow ...... looks like no ones been in here for a while.. lol
anyways......
im here in the area of Chicagoland...... not sure how long i will be here for.
but........ anyways..

Dragonfly 02-06-2010 01:25 PM

While You Are There
 
You should try to check out some of the little shops. There used to be this great coffee shop up in Waukegan that had amatuer nights of spoken poetry, folk music etc...They had good stuff to eat and drink yumm There was a joining store same owner where they sold insense and New Age stuff and Books. I bet its prolly gone by now.... but I bet there's a ton of them around for every niche you might have. they aren't just about the Blues and art museums tho I love that too! Just wanted to say that you are in a cultural heart so you shouldn't be shy about sight seeing! Chicago is by far my second fav city in this country, second to only Dallas Tx my Childhood Home of course.

betenoire 06-17-2011 11:20 AM

What's there to do in Chicago nowadays? I haven't been in like 10 years, so I'm sure it's changed a lot. Last time I was there I liked hanging around the Belmont/Broadway area. Is it still "cool" there? I do know that Reckless Records is still there, which is a good sign.

vegan_gypsy 08-11-2011 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by betenoire (Post 360729)
What's there to do in Chicago nowadays? I haven't been in like 10 years, so I'm sure it's changed a lot. Last time I was there I liked hanging around the Belmont/Broadway area. Is it still "cool" there? I do know that Reckless Records is still there, which is a good sign.

I know this post is two months old, but I thought I'd respond since I live in Chicago. "Cool" all depends on what you're into. The Belmont/Broadway area is okay. It's mostly overrun with either straight yuppies or white gay men. But yes, there is still a Reckless there, as well as the one in Wicker Park. The new(ish) queer hot spots are Logan Square and Edgewater/Rogers Park.

Glenn 08-11-2011 10:58 AM

imo Belmont&Broadway will always be cool.

CockyDude 11-01-2011 07:03 AM

Hey
 
Bumpin this thread. Where's all the Chicago peeps? Let's hear it!

vegan_gypsy 11-01-2011 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CockyDude (Post 452156)
Bumpin this thread. Where's all the Chicago peeps? Let's hear it!

Haaaaay! NW side representin'.

SoNotHer 11-01-2011 04:10 PM

Yeah!!!! Thanks for the bump :-)


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Originally Posted by CockyDude (Post 452156)
Bumpin this thread. Where's all the Chicago peeps? Let's hear it!


CockyDude 11-01-2011 04:14 PM

Oh yea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vegan_gypsy (Post 452524)
Haaaaay! NW side representin'.

That was my stompin grounds for years.

SoNotHer 12-02-2011 04:10 PM

Y'all ready for winter Chicago style?
 
CHICAGO (CBS) The City of Chicago says it's ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.

As WBBM Newsradio's Lisa Fielding reports, city officials gathered Wednesday at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications to reassure the public that its departments are ready for what could be an extremely rough winter.

AccuWeather has predicted temperatures 2 to 3 degrees colder than normal, and nearly twice the normal amount of snowfall. The agency's long-range forecast predicts the Chicago area will be hit with 50 to 58 inches of snow in total at least 20 inches above normal. The Farmers' Almanac also said to expect Chicago to get slammed this winter.

There is no prediction about whether a blizzard like the one seen this past first Feb. 1 and 2 could occur again this coming winter, but if it does, the city is ready. "We're extremely prepared for another blizzard," said OEMC Executive Director Gary Schenkel. "We've not only done the after action review, but we've come up with new procedures." The city has purchased 30 new snow plow trucks, it's improved its communication and finished a project to avert problems on Lake Shore Drive.

During the February blizzard, Lake Shore Drive was shut down for 33 hours and hundreds of cars were left stranded. City officials say the finished project should keep that from happening again. "There are removable barriers that we can go in there with front-end loaders and remove them quickly," said Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne. "If we are stuck like we were last year, the idea is that we can move those barriers during the course of the night, get those people out to get them some relief and get them south." Byrne says the department also has about 312,000 tons of salt ready.

Schenkel says the OEMC will be utilizing Twitter, Facebook and an online service called Notify Chicago to communicate weather alerts and other important weather news. There were 57.9 inches of snow last year, which was 20 inches above normal. The February blizzard dropped 21.2 inches.

mountainbikedyke 12-04-2011 11:11 AM

Keeping an eye on this forum... The weather sound really interesting! :)

ButchKnight 01-01-2012 04:16 AM

hey neighbors
 
want to spend day in Chicago any bfp folks interested in hanging?

SoNotHer 01-02-2012 11:20 AM

Yes, but today, eh friend? lol How's the weather where you are? We're getting snow and wind here in NW Indiana.

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Originally Posted by ButchKnight (Post 496084)
want to spend day in Chicago any bfp folks interested in hanging?


The Oopster 03-08-2012 05:37 PM

knock knock anyone home?

I'll be back at my parents in se wi from march 28th til april 11th.

don't know who is in the chicago area but would love to meet up with people if they want!

randrum 01-27-2015 09:28 AM

Thought I'd bump this thread. See who is active on the site from my area.

WolfyOne 12-24-2017 08:39 AM

I was gone from my home state for 10 years and haven't posted here. I actually see no one has in a couple years...dusting the room, re-opening the doors for anyone in or near the windy city that may want to meet others from BFP

homoe 11-15-2018 10:45 AM

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Hello out there! Any active members still around?


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