Geez ... I just got back from the beach with The Girls ... The Wife had promised them that she'd take them over there if they behaved earlier, and I got enlisted in the outing (dragging me away from working on my Case Study, which I am WAY behind on). Pretty amazing to have it be in the mid-80's in Chicago at the tail end of September! Fortunately, it only takes us about 15 minutes to get from here to the beach, so it is something that can be set up at the last minute ... one of the joys of living downtown, I guess.