The city of Chicago is beautiful. I'm not normally one to love modern architecture but the combination of old and new are really interesting. I decided that the Tribune tower, United building (77 West Wacker) and Trump tower were my favorite buildings. And of course, Millenium Park is beautiful as is the walk across the river on Michigan Avenue. David and I both agreed that was one of the most romantic walks we've ever taken.
|the best picture I could get during convocation cause I didn't bring my big lens.|
Then on Sunday we drove up to Wilmette for Margot's baby blessing. She is such a sweet chunk of baby goodness and I loved kissing her soft cheeks. She has such a pleasant personality too. I can't wait to visit them in Seattle! It's much closer than Chicago and Seattle is one of my favorite cities ever. I also just realized that they're making the same move as Sam and Jonah and I love that movie.
- Never believe the weather report. The weather said that there was a 60% chance of thunderstorms and rain the entire time we were there. In reality? Not a cloud in the sky and beautiful weather the entire time. I hear that's really typical for Chicago. I would recommend being prepared though with a light jacket to layer and umbrella on your person though just in case. It was pretty hot a few times but generally nice weather.
- Architectural Foundation River Tour instead of Chicago Line Architectural Tour. David talked me down from saying that Chicago Line was horrible. It wasn't bad but I was really disappointed when they didn't even take us down the river. We spent 90 minutes on the lake and saw the beautiful Chicago skyline but I felt like the architecture down the river is the most important part and we didn't get to see it (though that evening we took a $2 water taxi down the river and got to see some sights but without a guide). We had a lot of conflicting information on where to get tickets for the foundation tour (get them here) so we found the Chicago Line and bought those since their 8 a.m. cruise was half the price. That's one thing I regret.
|see that boat behind us? that's what we should have been on.|
|Beck has his own version of dinner.|