A late post for me as I usually write my blog early in the morning. Had a wonderful day yesterday filled with interesting experiences, amazing sights, and shared with good friends.
I got to tour the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago with some of the staff and board members of one of our banks. I had been there before about 14 years ago and while some things were the same this was a completely unique experience. We left DeWitt, Iowa at 7:15 a.m (which meant that I left home around 6:00 a.m.)
There are not a lot of places (as you might imagine) where I could take pictures at the Federal Reserve. However one of the places I could take pictures was in the Money Museum. This is the most valuable piece of U. S. currency in existence today. It’s called the Melon bill because the numbers look like watermelons. It is a $1,000 bill and is valued at over $3,000,000.00. A person could have a pretty good time for that amount of money. 🙂
This is our bus driver for the trip. I show his image because I have been on several bus tours and trips and he is the most professional and personable driver I have ever met. I’m not a big fan of tattoos. Just a personal preference and I have no objection to people who wear them but if I were ever to have a tattoo (and I won’t) I would have one like the three-dimensional cross on his forearm.
We ended the day with a fabulous dinner at the wonderful Candle Light Restaurant in Clinton, Iowa. We were able to eat on the patio and enjoy live music. The weather was perfect and the conversation was enriching. I got home around 11:15 p.m. and slept in this morning. 🙂
That’s it for today. Enjoy the rest of your day and be careful.