As I said before, we love Chicago. A big city is so much fun to visit. We have Los Angeles fairly close to us, but it is certainly not a city one would choose to go for a visit. Everything is so spread out in L.A. which is completely different from Chicago, Boston or New York. The public transportation makes it easy to get around and the walking is fabulous. As well, the food is to die for!!!!
We visited the Chicago His*tory Museum which was so interesting. The one thing that really bothered me there was undisciplined school children. Why is it that some teachers and escorts cannot keep their charges from ruining others visits? We actually complimented one teacher who had complete control of her students, even to the point of telling one young lady that it was not ladylike to hop down a stair.
We were able to catch the Matis*se exhibit at the Art Institute. Although it is not my type of art, I can see the significance of his work.
Prior to visiting the Art Institute we walked around Mil*lenium Park. It was a glorious day with temperatures in the 80s and everyone was out enjoying the sunshine. The trees were in full bloom and the flowers were stunning.
This is what the Chicago folks call "The Bean". It is a huge mirrored kidney shaped bean in the park which reflects the surrounding buildings. It was fascinating.
As well we saw this fellow on stilts. Guess where he was going. You won't believe it, but he was heading to L.A. on stilts!!!!! Are you kidding me????? I wanted to go tell him that I was going to beat him, but figured that I best let him keep on moving since he had a long trip in front of him. I keep meaning to "go*ogle" him and see where he is.
The tulips along Michigan Avenue were nothing less that breathtaking. They go on for miles down the middle of the road and on both sides. Everywhere, there were flowers blooming. The heat just made them all pop at once.
Another very fun street to walk down was Dearborn Avenue. They have many of the older homes there and they were just gorgeous.
This one was for sale.
Of course we had to stop at this store....they were giving free samples too!!!!
The Chicago River....the one they dye green on St. Patrick's Day.
As you can see, it is a fabulous city to visit. Coming home is also wonderful and there is nothing like your own bed waiting to be crawled into.