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Chicago!!

You all know by now that we have indeed landed in the Windy City and all I can say is WOW! There is so much to take in, I just may stay another week. Well there is so much to take in and the fact that I’m a little scared of the flight back to Lynchburg. Yea… leave it to Rhett! “Oh, we don’t have to drive Captain..I can save us a ton of money on airline tickets if we fly out of Lynchburg”. HOLY CRAP! I’ve never been so nervous…

Thank goodness Rhett’s Firefighter Netcast partner John Mitchel took care of the rest of the arrangments. He follows the blog and has gotten to know me somewhat through my postings. That said, he even went as far to assure that I had an egg sandwich for breakfast this morning..how cool is that? He also made our sleeping arrangments. The hotel we are staying at is unbelievable! Again..WOW!
Here are a few shots …


And, contrary to what you may believe, this place is “right up my alley”..oh yea… they even have pictures of naked gals on the ceilings..

The city?? Fits me like a glove as well. I’ve found a farmers market, a watering hole and even a cow. Yep.. a cow in downtown Chicago…



Rhett and John were off testing their karoke equipment for our hetic schedule of pod cast tomorrow from Fire Rescue International. You should see Rhett practicing his radio voice. He tries to make himself seem “taller”. You know… that “deep” Barry White voice. I swear..if I didn’t know any better I’d believe Rhett is a good 2 inches taller when he’s on the mic.

While they were out testing / practicing I took a short tour of the town. You seen the pics above but I also made it by a station. I got the chance to visit station #1 here in Chicago. They are a fairly busy house that runs an Engine, ladder and Medic. Here are the pics…



I also noticed a little of how these guys work up here. Rhett would fit right in as a Lt. / driver / chuffeur etc. look at these “midget style” hydrants..

LMAO… anyways, we’re here and doing fine. We have a baseball game to attend tonight, maybe some dinner and a few drinks. Up early tomorrow to set up the karoke machine and prepare for some interviews. Here’s the headline… Chief Art Reason is going to interview “white Shawn” (Steven Pasquale) from the TV show Rescue Me and I will be there. YEA!! Tomorrows post will have a pic of me and a cast member from my favorite TV show.. have I mentioned I love this town?? Ok, so I met plenty of new peeps tonight..I’m plotting changes etc for the site.. and I’m going to turn it up yet another knotch. Stay tuned… you wont want to miss this. I’ll be back tomorrow, follow me on “picture book” and “churp churp” as well. Until then, stay safe and in the house.
Captain Wines

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  • Anonymous

    Have a great time son.Go to the pier and take a boat ride.Are you at the Drake?

  • Anonymous

    Have a great time son.Go to the pier and take a boat ride.Are you at the Drake?

  • Anonymous

    You suck man! You get to farm and go to all the cool places.Love ya mean it! Have a good trip. Minie

  • Anonymous

    You suck man! You get to farm and go to all the cool places.Love ya mean it! Have a good trip. Minie

  • Anonymous

    Have fun and be safe Cap, remember what happenes in Chicago, stays in Chicago except for the picuters you take of Rhett, make sure you put those on your blog. You guys stay safe

  • Anonymous

    Have fun and be safe Cap, remember what happenes in Chicago, stays in Chicago except for the picuters you take of Rhett, make sure you put those on your blog. You guys stay safe

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