Chicago Vacation

Y'all may have noticed I was off the grid for a few days there...I spent a week in Chicago with my family, seeing a cousin from England who is traveling 'round the world, and stopped in the Midwest to say 'allo, 'allo!

We packed a lot of sightseeing into just a few days, but made sure to leave time for lovely meals and leisurely coffee in the morning! We stayed at a fabulous boutique hotel (Hotel Indigo) in the Gold Coast, which was just lovely as well. Wanna see what we did?

Welcome to Illinois!

Welcome to Illinois

My super cool hotel room...

My Room II

All together at last!

First Dinner

We visited Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park, which was fantastic:

Pat and I

We walked all 'round Millenium Park, and took self-potraits in "The Bean":

And Without Flash

We took a river architecture tour from Navy Pier, which was fantastic:

Window Washer

I braved the top of the Sears Tower, despite my fear of heights!

Being Brave

I insisted on a stop at Giordano's for Chicago style pizza. ;-)


We saw the absolutely gorgeous Chicago Botanic Garden, complete with trolley rides!


We had an awesome, awesome steak dinner at Ruth's Chris:

Family Photo

We went to the Chicago Art Institute, where I saw my Monets, and had my own Ferris Bueller moment with this painting... :-)

Georges Seurat

I also threw down major coin at Crate and Barrel while the "elderlies" looked on, and Dad filed an incident report for slicing his hand open:


And before we knew it, we were back home again in Indiana...

Back Roads to Indiana

We had a fabulous time, and it reminded me again how much I love Chicago!

(The entire huge, honkin' photo set is right here)


Jen said...

Hey, I've eaten that pizza!

And FLW was a jerk. :(

little ineb said...

I am so proud of you for getting to the top of the Sears! Awesomesauce!