My boys and I met Chris on a trip to England the day after we met Jude. We had lunch with Simone & Jude and another hometown friend, Stephanie and her youngest Quentin. Our picnic was on the lawn outside the Tate Modern. The next day, we ate at an Indian restaurant Simone recommended and then headed to Snowflake for some ice cream. Jude & Simone met us there. Before we knew it, Chris came to join us. After finishing the awesome treat, your dad tried to point us in the direction of our hotel to save us from taking the Tube. True to his caring and giving self, he offered for us all to walk to our hotel. Chris made everyone feel like he had known them for years. His laugh is unforgettable.
Not long after our meeting in London. My youngest Nic & I joined Chris, Simone & Jude at the Children’s Museum at Navy Pier in Chicago on their trip to Taylorville. It was a hot summer day but the company couldn’t have been better. Nic enjoyed playing with Jude and exploring all the different areas of the museum, especially the fire station area, and riding the Merry-Go-Round outside. There were many laughs that day.
I will always remember Chris with a smile on his face and in his eyes.