Chicago here I come. Never been there either unless you count a runway. It took a while to quit waffling, but at some point the decision was made to carpe some diem. The garden bloggers Chicago Spring Fling is the destination. Bits of Michigan before and after the Chicago bash will be slipped in too.
The resident gardeners will be left to handle all the chores while I am gone. I think there is even a plan in the works to try and coax Collar inside the house for some quality bonding time.