J. and I chickened out on eating german food outside in the snow though. It was just too cold and the snow/wind a bit intense. We ducked into a cafe and had pasta and soup instead.
His brother and bro's wife came over in the evening for munchies and screening of the odd mid-80s film "Brother from Another Planet".
Today we went to the Field Museum for their amazing "Maps exhibit". There was a gorgeous map of the passage from Kyoto to Edo (Tokyo) and an Indian one with gold-leaf
Some of the maps of the American colonies were really interesting. I noted that they all spelled it "Pensilvania" or "Pensilvanie". Virginia = Virgine. Or so said Benjamin Franklin, who was apparently also a cartographer (did he do everything?) Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington also tried their hands at map-making. I loved the early maps of Chicago as well, and the map of Cholera death in England. There's a fascinating-looking book about the exhibit.