St. Patty's Day Parade!

Hey Everyone!

Sorry it's been a long while since we last posted, but the snow has melted (for now) and spring is only a couple days away! So we've decided to emerge from our cave for the annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade and River-Dyeing Celebration. We went down to the city around 11 to check out the parade at Grant Park, and it was packed! People came from as far as Georgia to check out all the bagpipes and kilts passing through the streets. It was pretty cool, and we even got to see Mayor Daley and Governor Blagojevich (pronounced "Blah-goy-a-vich" for our non-Illinois friends - ya, everything's pronounced funny around here, but that's for another post) right in front of us! After spending thirty minutes squeezing out of the crowds (yes, it was that crowded), we went down to the Chicago River at the Michigan Avenue bridge. Since 1962, Chicago has had the coolest tradition of dying the river green for a day or so to celebrate. And we're talking bright green! Here are some pics from the festivities...

The Irish Dancers

The Crowds!The Governor Two Feet From Us
My Honey Overlooking the River
Me Doing the Same

Happy St. Patrick's Day!