8.17.2007

Sweet Home - Chicago

Today, we made our first day trip to Chicago. We met our train at College Avenue station, which is right down the street from our basement apartment. After a noisy train ride full of Cubs fan and Air Show attendees, we arrived at Ogilvie station in the heart of Chicago.




After a short trip on the "L" we found ourselves on Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile. The street starts off with one of the few surviving buildings from the Chicago fire in 1871 - the water tower.





We made our way down the street and were awed by the magnificent buildings that line the street. The weather couldn't be more perfect - around 80 degrees, blue skies and a slight breeze. There were a few highlights along the street: the gardens next the NBC building, the Chicago River, and a random metallic moose!











We took a Water Taxi to Navy Pier and enjoyed the deafening sounds of fighter jets performing in the Air Show along the coast.



We lunched on the pier at Charlie's Ale House and walked back to Michigan Avenue and down the street to Millenium Park. For those of you who haven't been, there are many fun structures decorating the park, which we will model for you here.







Finally, we caught the train back to Wheaton and collapsed on our beautiful new couches.

In other news - the Cubs won again today! We are in proces of becoming avid Cubs fans and will attend our first game in a few weeks! By the way, the game is Dodgers vs. Cubs, which will put our new allegiance to the test - GO CUBS!!

1 comment:

meg said...

i finally got a chance to read this....you do miss me!!!!! i promise to come visit very soon!!!! :-) love you