Category Archives: Travels with Charley

A Dazzling Day in Detroit

Travels with Charley: A Day-trip to Detroit by Charles McKelvy “Why in the world would you want to take the train from New Buffalo to Detroit and come back the same day? In fact, why would you want to go … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley: East on 35th

(Chicago, Illinois) With all the wonderful Sox games I went to this summer at Guaranteed Rate Field came the added pleasure of walking east along 35th Street from Morgan to the ballpark at Shields.  This Sunday, for example, I walked … Continue reading

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Fine Dining in Chicago

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Travels with Charley: On the Bus, Gus

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Red October

WHAT—ME WORRY? LESSON LEARNED by Charles McKelvy When I was all of 12 and a student in Mrs. Harrington’s 6th grade class at Alice L. Barnard Elementary School in Chicago, I was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that I was … Continue reading

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Postcards from Gary

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Trainspotting in Hinsdale

(Hinsdale, Illinois) To quote our friends at Trains Magazine, suffice it to say: “one could spend months or years trying to photograph all of Chicago’s rail lines. Most people don’t have that much time, so here is a nominee for the first … Continue reading

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