Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chicago: everything but the wedding

Our first stop in Chicago was one of my favorites:
The Chicago Temple. 
It's beautiful, of course.  A little oasis of peace in the bustling city.  Even though the sun never actually made an appearance, the city was still impressive and fun.  Lake Michigan is awesome.  I couldn't stop looking.  I was grateful for a quick break in the clouds that allowed this shot of the city taken near the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.
 We enjoyed a tour of the Chicago Cultural Center, located in what was the original Chicago Public Library.  It has a fascinating history--we would have liked the tour more if we were able to hear the tour guide... the building was noisy with people and exhibits that day.  We were joined by Mr. Dub's mom and sister on this foray into the city, so we had fun roaming around together.
 Mr. Dub was especially impressed by the Trump Tower.
 We're already starting our list of things to do on our next trip to Chicago.  The River Walk is at the top.
 None of us knew much about the Moody Church, but it was an impressive piece of architecture.
 My favorite time with Dub was on Navy Pier.  We found a sculpture made of canoes, dodged goose poop, walked through the drizzle along the pier, bought cotton candy, toured a stained glass museum, wandered through the Crystal Gardens, saw Skyfall in the IMax Theatre and tucked ourselves into a few corners to rest our legs, one of which was a photo booth. He sure knows how to show a girl a good time.


Michael Stokes said...

That's my friend. Take a girl to the windiest and next to the coldest place on earth still make her think it's the best place on earth; when I grow up I want to be like him.

Aaron H. said...

Yeah - Dubs looks thrilled to be in front of Trump Tower.

Jo Jo said...

Your coat pops! Love that canoe sculpture! You did a great job with your pics! Glad you had a get-away!

ellen said...

Love birds.

shirlgirl said...

The pictures are great, and I love the stained glass windows. The last picture is great, and nice that K could join you.

April said...

What a fun trip! My husband and I lived in Chicago for a few months after we were married! Hope you are having a Merry Christmas season!