It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Anniversary in Chicago

I can't believe the way life is flying by. But I'm back and even have a card to share with you in my next post. Last weekend was our ten year anniversary, and we spent it in Chicago. What a wonderful city! It's really beautiful and has so much variety. Our short (one hour) flight from Pittsburgh landed just before 7 am. So we headed to our hotel on Magnificent Mile (downtown shopping district) and had them hold our luggage. After a light breakfast at the Corner Bakery, we walked to the end of Michigan Ave, up along the lake front, through Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory, then diagonal through the city to Wrigley Field for lunch and an afternoon game. It was a five mile walk, so I felt totally justified eating some traditional Chicago deep dish pizza the next day at Pizzeria Due. By the way, we took a cab back. My husband's feet were hurting! Ha! It wasn't me for once.

Saturday we walked into town to check out the architecture, but it was so crowded that we didn't spend as much time as I would have liked. It was just too irritating. But I did go in the old Public Library. It's absolutely stunning! I'm such a lover of architecture. I'm fascinated by the most common homes. So this was such a treat. Everything is done in marble and mosaics. The ceilings soar. I just looked around and around, saying "wow!" The second picture here, is of Millenium Park, also very cool.

Sunday, we spent some time shopping, an interesting experience. There's Express (with an actual DJ inside) and Niketown, next to Burberry and Louis Vuitton. In other words, something for everyone.

I already want to go back again. I kept putting off making the arrangements to go, so I didn't put as much planning into where to go and what to do, as I usually would.


Rose Ann said...

Congratulations! How fun to visit Chicago! There's so much to do and see there. Thanks for sharing some of your highlights!

Shannan Teubner said...

So glad you're back! I hope yall had a blast!

Tami McBeain said...

Congrats on your 10 year Anniversary! Sounds like your trip was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh! Sounds like so much fun! Beautiful photos. Thanks for the story and happy anniversary!