In between the two "parades" (which consisted of walking around the fountain a couple of times) I walked around the area and saw some fabulous mansions. This area was settled by European immigrants - wealthy ones built homes here as they were not welcome along the Anglo Saxon enclave of the Gold Coast. (snobs!)
The "scary" doggie parade was so much fun.
After that I had lunch at a vegan place called Native - I had an Italian "meatball" sandwich made from seitan with sweet potato fries and a watermelon drink. All delicious!!!
Took the "l" back to Irving Park Road and popped into the library for a few minutes then back here - Casper's mom is back. We caught up on all the news and had a spaghetti supper. A relaxing evening after a wonderful fun filled day.