my wife secured the days off, and I just booked her flight. I am going to leave july 8th and drive to chicago. with stops in either michigan or indiana, depending on how Im feeling and how things are going time wise. I will head into the chicago area, maybe stay at majestic or the other star casino by midweek a night, then head up towards the airport, take a hotel close to airport and rivers desplaines, thursday night, when my wife will fly in, then we will hang out in chicago till sunday am, then head back east, with stops in michigan, hopefully presque isle in erie, and maybe one night in salamanca NY, then head back home. if anyone is around those 2 weeks and would like to shoot some dice, or shoot the shit, Id be more than happy to hang out if its possible and we are there those dates. random, hope you are around friday or saturday july 13, or 14th, to meet up at rivers for some dice play. I havent booked any hotels, as Id probably wait till day or two before when I know where Ill be. my only concern is friday and saturday night in chicago, so I might book that hotel within the next few days. there are tons of hotels near the airport. not that concerned.