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A Trip to Libertyville, Illinois, USA - 31st August 2004

A busy work trip with Nick C from 3G Lab/Trigenix to Motorola at 1000 Technology Way in Libertyville, near Chicago in the U.S. doesn't leave any time to wander around downtown Chicago, but gives a couple of hours here-and-there to look around Libertyville itself, a rather quaint Midwest town in the state of Illinois, 40 miles north of the Windy City. It also gives the chance to fulfil a number of American clichés including a diner, a school bus and a fire engine. There's also the discovery that portion sizes are so off the chart that Nosher and Nick - both known as big eaters - can survive by sharing three starters between us. But first, The BBs have a mini rehearsal in Nosher's spare bedroom

next album: Claire and Paul's Wedding and The BBs, Thrandeston and Brome, Suffolk - 4th September 2004
previous album: A Trip to Ickworth House, Horringer, Suffolk - 22nd August 2004

2004 Max twangs his bass

Max twangs his bass

2004 Rob fiddles around on guitar

Rob fiddles around on guitar

2004 Max and Rob play stuff

Max and Rob play stuff

2004 Jo and Max

Jo and Max

2004 Marc Nijdam from Qualcomm is over at Matrix House

Marc Nijdam from Qualcomm is over at Matrix House

2004 Tim Simpson chats to someone

Tim Simpson chats to someone

2004 John Scott

John Scott

2004 In a pub somewhere, Wavy racks up

In a pub somewhere, Wavy racks up

2004 The resevoirs of Heathrow

The resevoirs of Heathrow

2004 Flying over the UK somewhere at 20,000 feet

Flying over the UK somewhere at 20,000 feet

2004 Chicago's O'Hare Airport, which looks just like it does in MS Flight

Chicago's O'Hare Airport, which looks just like it does in MS Flight

2004 A state trooper scopes our hire car out

A state trooper scopes our hire car out

2004 Nick tries out his laptop in his room

Nick tries out his laptop in his room

2004 A vernacular church in nearby Mundelein

A vernacular church in nearby Mundelein

2004 A Mundelein civic building

A Mundelein civic building

2004 Classic American houses

Classic American houses

2004 Forest Park comprises a housing estate made up of mansions

Forest Park comprises a housing estate made up of mansions

2004 Nick on the 'beach'

Nick on the 'beach'

2004 Forest Park, on the edge of Lake Michigan

Forest Park, on the edge of Lake Michigan

2004 In Mickey Finn's microbrewery and restaurant

In Mickey Finn's microbrewery and restaurant

2004 Our dinner for the evening - three starters

Our dinner for the evening - three starters

2004 The next day, Nosher has a short stack

The next day, Nosher has a short stack

2004 One of the characteristic Libertyville Onion-shaped water towers

One of the characteristic Libertyville Onion-shaped water towers

2004 The parking lot at 1000 Technology Way

The parking lot at 1000 Technology Way

2004 Nick strides up to reception

Nick strides up to reception

2004 Motorola's engineering section consists of actual Cube Farms

Motorola's engineering section consists of actual Cube Farms

2004 Nick and our contact, Joel

Nick and our contact, Joel

2004 Motorola's canteen is the size of a small town

Motorola's canteen is the size of a small town

2004 We explore a bit more of the offices

We explore a bit more of the offices

2004 A lake with a fountain

A lake with a fountain

2004 Nick and Joel stride around the campus

Nick and Joel stride around the campus

2004 Libertyville Main Street

Libertyville Main Street

2004 The Ansel B. Cook house

The Ansel B. Cook house

2004 Nick stands in front of Old Glory

Nick stands in front of Old Glory

2004 The Libertyville 'village' hall

The Libertyville 'village' hall

2004 A fire engine rushes past

A fire engine rushes past

2004 Another icon: the old-school cinema sign

Another icon: the old-school cinema sign

2004 Our regular haunt - Mickey Finn's

Our regular haunt - Mickey Finn's

2004 A yellow school bus

A yellow school bus

2004 The donut line at Krispy Kreme in Gurnee is in full swing

The donut line at Krispy Kreme in Gurnee is in full swing

2004 Thousands of donuts trundle past

Thousands of donuts trundle past

2004 Nick shows off his prize: a 12-box of donuts

Nick shows off his prize: a 12-box of donuts

2004 The gates are full on our return to Heathrow, so we have to get the bus

The gates are full on our return to Heathrow, so we have to get the bus

2004 Paddington Station

Paddington Station

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Max twangs his bass

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