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Monday, May 01, 2006

Umbrella row


Panera Bread, Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois.

Posted by Marie at May 1, 2006 11:40 PM


You have an eye for the unusual. I could go for an Arby's. Guess I will have to settle for a papaya shake.

Posted by: Don Ray at May 2, 2006 8:21 AM

Nice picture, Marie. I love eating outdoors and do so whenever I can but I married someone who hates it so it's not very often.

Posted by: Rob at May 2, 2006 9:46 AM

The Panera Bread near me is buried in the bowels of an indoor mall. Dirksen... as in Everett Dirksen? I haven't thought about him in years.

Posted by: Kem White at May 2, 2006 11:53 AM

I love the fact there's a Dirksen Parkway. Doesn't seem entirely wholesome -- remember his emphysema? -- but it makes me feel like I've seen some history.

Posted by: Dan at May 2, 2006 2:03 PM

Yes, that road was named after our own Everett McKinley Dirksen some time before I started driving. The federal courthouse in Chicago is also named after him. Dirksen's senate seat is currently occupied by Barack Obama. Just some Dirksen trivia.

Posted by: Marie at May 3, 2006 11:49 PM