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Friday, July 16, 2010


From July 12-16, 2010 we had a
Family Trip to chicago. My youngest
daughter Alyssa might go to college
there so this was their pick for
vacation this year. My sister Carol
met us there for a couple of days
and we had a blast. I never walked so
much in one week. She was our tour
guide because she has been there before.
Carol lives in Il, about 4 hours away. We
stayed at the beautiful Omni Hotel.
Centrally located in the heart of town.
Sites to see- the Chicago Art institute, 3rd
largest and it was huge 2-3 hours to see
everything. Millenium Park, Navy Pier,
Boat rides, double decker buses, and shop
till you drop. I am from NY and I could
not believe how many restaurants in chicago.
Best Breakfast - Yolk on S Michigan Ave.
I have to say it is the best breakfast I have
ever eaten. RoseBud for italian food.
Of course we had a deep dish pizza, but I
am a NY girl, I like the thin and crusty kind
better NY wins in this category. Compared
to NYC, Chicago is much cleaner, not as
crowded, and easier to navigate. What I
liked about chicago is they have free days.
We visited two diff. museums, on two different
days for FREE. You can find something to do
everyday for FREE if you map it out right.
The also had a fireworks show at the Navy Pier.
Great city to visit. I highly recommend it.

Amazing church in the City.

Me and my sister - Carol on left - Cindy on right.

In the city there was this amazing church.
All stone, had a beautiful court yard.
The inside was all stain glass, high ceiling,etc.

They took my camera and snapped a photo.
Imagine that.

Christopher, Amanda, Alyssa. Just
thrilled to have me take a photo :)

At Millenium park there are 2 large water
fountains that have water running down
them. Kids and everyone else cool off
under these fountains. What is amazing
about them is that the pictures constantly
change on them. In the 1st picture you
can see water coming out of the mouth.
In the photos you cannot see the water
coming down. Kids run under these
fountains - it was 90% when we visited

At Millenium Park in Chicago, they have this
amazing metallic figure. No matter what
side you stand on, you can see yourself and
the city in the reflection. A huge piece of art.

My sister Carol at the Metallic Bean( I call it a bean)

My Daughters Amanda Left Alyssa Right

The City is surrounded by A Lake. The Water is
so green.

The Gardens at Millenium Park


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Lisa said...

Looks like you and your family had an amazing time in Chicago. It definitely is a fun city to visit and to do some sightseeing (and eating!). In my childhood household, we had a tradition - when we turned 16 it was "mom/daughter weekend in Chicago". The only thing I remember is the walking...for on the map everything looked like it was very close, when in reality it was over a mile! But we laugh about it now a days.
Take care.

Nancy M said...

We go at least once a year. All the sites are so familiar! I have to agree about the walking. We take the train right into downtown (commuter out of South Bend IN)so we don't have to pay for parking! Every year we try and see something else. I finally took the River Boat architecture tour and that was very interesting. We did the Al Capone Gangster tour (that church might have been on it!!) one year, that I would NOT recommend! Wasn't very good. Did you do the Sears (Willis)Tower??? Everybody has to see the Millenium Bean!! LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome pictures! Sounds like a wonderful vacation!

Raven/Missy said...

What a wonderful trip! The pictures are fantastic and it sounds like everyone had a great time.

Carol said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip, Cindy. Seeing all of your photos brought back some fun memories of our trip there last summer. Aren't those fountains amazing--I just loved watching the faces change.

And the Millenium Bean is so much fun, too. Glad you're back safely :)

Christine said...

What wonderful pictures, that sculpture is amzing

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Annesphamily said...

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Missy aka Birdy said...

Fab pictures.. I really love the fountain wall pictures. DH and I plan on a trip to the Windy City at the end of next year.

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Heidi said...

It looks like you and your family had a wonderful time in Chicago! What a neat city. I have never been there but it looks like a nice city to visit.

How hot has your summer been? It has been an unusually hot summer here in Holland so I sit inside and stitch a lot. Guess hot is good for I am not a summer girl. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

Mare said...

Looks like you all had a ball! thanks for sharing. Love the photos!

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Sophos said...

On découvre chicago ... et j'aime beaucoup !
Ca change des autres regards, toujours comerciaux ,-)

Les tiens me font visitez la ville, comme j'aurais fait !

Tes filles sont biens belles ;-)