A few images from a day trip to Chicago with my colleagues earlier this week.
good morning home town
My home town is in the state of Illinois. We are considered a southwest suburb of Chicago. The town is all but surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and so it often seems like any kind of major city is far, far away, even though, if the traffic gods are smiling, we can be in beautiful downtown Chicago in about an hour. These Minooka, Midwest skies are treasures that I always enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
as seen on the 606
I recently took a walk on the 606 with my grandson. What is the 606 you say? Here is some info from the excellent 606 website:
The story of The 606 begins just after the Great Chicago Fire. In their efforts to rebuild the city, the Chicago City Council gave permission for the Chicago & Pacific Railroad to lay tracks down the middle of Bloomingdale Ave. (1800 N) on Chicago’s Northwest side. The move helped connect goods from outlying rail ports to the busy Chicago River, and supported Chicago’s burgeoning industrial growth.
You can read more at the website. If you are ever in Chicago, it is worth taking some time to walk the 606. It was a cold day, but we just loved the sights and sounds of our walk.
the lonely bean
The pandemic has left what usually is the most crowded spot in Chicago, empty and a bit sad. There was a small crowd gathered with appropriate social distancing so that The Bean can remain COVID free. So far, it’s working.
what i saw on the riverwalk
We have lived in the Chicago area for 16 years now and these images are from my first visit to the Riverwalk in Chicago. You can read about the history of this beautiful part of Chicago here.
all hallows eve chicago style
As seen in Chicago on a beautiful, unusually warm All Hallows Eve.
what we saw on milwaukee avenue
Took a stroll down Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square, Chicago with my oldest grandson. This is what we saw. Thanks for stopping by!
willis tower views
It was a cloudy day, however, the SkyDeck at the Willis Tower in Chicago did not disappoint. Just fantastic! And freaky scary!
the lights at lincoln park zoo
And finished an impromptu overnight stay in Chicago taking in the lights at Lincoln Park Zoo!
garfield park conservatory
Our entire family is celebrating Christmas on January 3 so that all 15 of us can be together. Those of us who were here decided to go to the Garfield Park Conservatory. This beautiful park dates back to 1874, and the plant conservatory is an absolute wonder.
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