We don't have much to report, other than to say we're situated very comfortably at the Westin River North. We have a very nice room with an incredible view of the Chicago River (seventeen floors below us.) Patty had a very long nap this afternoon while I wandered the streets looking in book and music stores. Now, we're getting ready for our night out. William, the front desk manager, has allowed for a 4:00 checkout for us tomorrow, which should give Patty plenty of time to recharge her batteries. I'll try to provide an update in the morning. Until then, please have a safe and happy New Year's Eve.