Oh no … I’m Illinoian!

Yes, as a relatively “new” person to the great State of Illinois, I could not resist putting that statement out there.

Well that — and given what my “early” birthday gift from Hubby was — it just fits to a tee (as in “tee-hee!”).

See for yourself …

Oh yes, Hubby got me one of those really cool Flip video camcorders. One that I only recently thought would be cool to have. Because really, I’m all about capturing moments in time … but I’ve always been more of the photograph type of gal, rather than an “America’s Funniest Videos” type of gal.

Except now with this cool hand-held camcorder, I can record even the funniest verbal and visual moments in time. Which now means I can take my blogging to a whole new level.

And the best part of it is … I’m the one behind the camera instead. So I can start grilling poor Hubby nonstop.

Like today. We finally got a chance to do the whole Chicago Architecture Tour on the River. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do since doing the Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour a few years back. So today was the day that we planned on doing it. The river tour, I mean.

Yep, for Independence Day we thought it would be a fun thing to do. Be able to see the skyline of Chicago at a whole other level. Except it was cold. And raining.

And it was nothing like it was yesterday when we went to the beach. And swam. And got sunburned …

Well, let’s just see what Hubby had to say about it …

Okay. That’s enough for now. Just wanted to have a little fun with my new “toy.”

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July … and managed to stay dry. Unlike Hubby and me.

Happy Birthday, USA!