Popover Pancakes and Frank Lloyd Wright: Vacation of a Lifetime in Chicago

With the end of summer fast approaching, Warren and I wanted to get one more trip in before September came and school bells again rang in my ears. We decided a quick trip to Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, would be perfect.

Harvey House Bed and BreakfastAfter an extremely early flight (traveling can still be a bear even on a Vacation of a Lifetime), we arrived at O’Hare and took the train to downtown Chicago.

We had a wonderful two days doing all the touristy things there, and on Sunday morning we left Chicago to take the train to Harvey House Bed and Breakfast in Oak Park. The trip from Chicago took only 25 minutes and the Harvey House was just a hop, skip and a jump from the station.

Beth Harvey met us at the door and showed us to our room, the beautiful Jimmy Stewart suite. Next, we headed for the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio.



Frank Lloyd Wright house

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frank W. Thomas House

We took a wonderful self-guided walking tour of the homes he designed in the area. After that, we stopped at the Ernest Hemingway Museum where a sweet lady paid for my admission because I am an English teacher.

We arrived back at Harvey House tired from all the walking but Beth had made zucchini bread and that helped revive us. The next morning we had a delicious breakfast of popover pancakes and fruit plus wonderful granola. We visited with Beth’s daughter Claire who was heading to college soon, and then it was time to be on our way with another wonderful memory from our Vacation of a Lifetime.

– Janet

Popover pancakes at Harvey House Bed and Breakfast

A breakfast of popover pancakes

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