After leaving the McHenry County Jail, the young Chinese political leaders and I headed toward two Kirk Home developments south of Woodstock.
Back in the late 1990’s my friends Al and Kathy Salvi had hosted a city councilman from Moscow. We went to eat at my favorite restaurant, 1776, and afterward we visited a model home on Miller Road in Lake in the Hills.
He was entranced. Indeed, I was so impressed that I vowed never to encourage my wife to look at new home models in the area. The inside was spectacular. Of course, there were no trees, a big thing with me.
We went into the town home development that can be seen from Route 47 first.
What you see there now is pretty much what we saw then.
First we went into the reception unit. I told the sales people who was visiting and they were pretty impressed.
Then, it was off to the model town homes.
There was an unlandscaped drainage pond that could be seen out the bedroom window.
The group seemed quite interested in the view outside the second floor bedroom.
But there were woman interested, too.
Next it was a man and a woman.
The next room was a study.
The study attracted men only.
I would not be surprised to find interior decoration ideas from these Kirk homes are now found in China.
Relaxing at a dining room table made the agenda.
The living room was up for examination next.
You can see there was widespread interest.
Another model, another study. This one attracted both a man and a woman.
These nautical decorations caught the attention of Li Hui.
I got a feeling if the delegation leader could have taken home these anchors she would have.
Next the group headed outside.