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Wed 11/8 Remote: Chandler 8:30 to Walnut Room
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Departing CHANDLER at 8:30 to visit this iconic establishment. Let's start the pre-holiday festivities early.  The Christmas tree and all the decorations will be in their splendor! This is the 110th year of the Great Tree adorned in red and green colors..  Please wear your favorite festive outfit if you wish.
 We'll travel down the lakefront path at a slower pace of 11-13 mph viewing the progress of the Navy Pier Flyover, and skirting Maggie Daley Park. We'll park our bikes in the security of the indoor McDonald's  Bike Park ($4.00 cash fee/ bring your lock) and walk a short distance to State Street. If you are unable to ride with us then please consider joining us anyway.  The group should arrive prior to  11AM and there will be a wait.  Hopefully we can muscle in on the community table.  Cash payment works best for sorting through the check.
 My cell phone number for the day is 1-773-848-3008. Texting is best. Round trip about 33 miles, and I hope to be back by 3:00- 3:30. Depends on the wait line and the service..  The weather looks reasonably OK at this time with temps in the low 40s..
If the weather should turn inclement I'll post to the list serve by 7:00 AM.
I'll probably order the famous crusted chicken pot pie.
The Walnut room features a history that started when it opened in 1907 making it the oldest continuously-operated restaurant in the country. It features Circassian wood paneling imported from Russia, Austrian chandeliers, and17,000 square foot dining room. Come check it out-
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