I love autumn. Around this time every year, we get together with friends for some seasonal fun. Last year, we were getting our Oktoberfest on at Revolution Brewing and picking apples at County Line Orchard. This year, we opted for chili, spiked hot cider, and pumpkin carving with the kiddos at our friends’ house yesterday. (There was still Oktoberfest beer…)
Here is a photo of our fall fun group from last year and this year, as well as some more photos from the carving session.
What a difference a year makes! Last year, on this day, I found out I was pregnant. It changed my life forever. Fall fun will now be baby friendly, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
During my freshman year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I lived in Scott Hall (Six Pack is the best!) and quickly made friends with Linda, Molly, Stefanie, Laura, and Alexis. Julie and I lived together during that year, and knew each other since middle school. We made some unforgettable memories that year, and remained close throughout college.
We recently reunited at Molly’s wedding, and my dinner at PorkChop with Julie, Laura, and Stef was our first chance to sit down and catch up. Stef was moving back to her hometown of Winnebago in just a few days…better late than never, right?
Located on Randolph St. in the West Loop, PorkChop is a BBQ joint with a bit darker twist. The decor included saws hanging from the ceiling, taxidermy animal busts on the wall, and dark wood.
Many of us ordered hard cider to drink, and I ordered a pulled pork sandwich for my meal. Our waitress wasn’t the most prompt, but it didn’t matter because we had lots to discuss! Boyfriends, family, babies, moving–a lot happens in eight years!
Everyone was pleased–and stuffed!–from their meals, and I was able to say goodbye to Stef before she moved. Wishing you lots of joy and success in Bago, Stef!
941 West Randolph Street