Monday, July 13, 2009

what i did in chicago

Apologies for being AWOL last week! P. and I went on a much-needed getaway to Chicago. We had an amazing time! Here is some of what we did:

1. took in the view from our upgraded hotel room {I think they thought we were newlyweds and we didn't dispute...2 years is still newly wed, no?}

2. went on a riverboat architecture tour {such great buildings in Chicago!}

3. shopped and shopped on the Magnificent Mile {and admired the colourful streetside gardens along the way}

4. perused the Art Institute of Chicago and marveled at the pointillism in A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte {Georges Seurat}...this painting is gigantic! We also saw American Gothic {Grant Wood}...and you thought the painting was creepy! Check out this scary sculpture.

5. remember this fountain from the opening of Married With Children?

6. took photos in this cool mirror ball thingie {Cloud Gate Sculpture} at Millenium Park

7. enjoyed the beach and walked along Lake Michigan

8. shopped again and then admired the beautiful Tiffany's ceiling at Marshall Field's-now-Macy's.

9. took the 'L' {elevated Train} to Wrigley Field where we caught a Cubs game and laughed at the houses across the street that converted their rooftops to bleachers with great views of the game. Genius actually!

10. saw a free concert at noon at the most amazingly beautiful outdoor concert venue {Jay Pritzker Pavillion}...Frank Gehry yay!

11. ate way too many lemon bars at the Corner Bakery Cafe, but definitely walked them off. I had to toss out a pair of shoes...which means I have to buy another pair...and P. knows how much of a hardship that is for me to buy another pair of shoes :)

12. snapped a license plate pic for my growing collection

So that is our trip in a nutshell! Chicago is such a beautiful, clean, friendly city...but now I'm ready for another vacation!

4 comments:

LkM Nutrition said...

I am so glad you had a great time. Terrific photos... but where was Oprah?

inBloom Studio said...

I know! Oprah didn't even invite me to tea or anything!

dd.dd said...

Hello, did you happen to snap photos of other gardens on Magnificent Mile, I have been trying to find photos and locations of the 2009 displays. Cheers

inBloom Studio said...

I don't think I have any other photos unfortunately...sorry about that!