Monday, December 29, 2008

Weekend in Chicago

Looking south down North Michigan Avenue, the 700 block. It was quite foggy on Friday night.

Pretty lights on many of the trees.

Horse drawn carriage.

Chicago's Old Water Tower lit at night.

The Museum of Science and Industry.

We spent 3 days in Chicago and had a really lovely time and stayed at the Allerton Hotel which is on the 700 block of North Michigan Ave. We'd never stayed there before, it was built in the 1920's and was fairly recently rehabbed. If you've read my blog before you know Chicago is quite near and dear to our hearts and we never tire of visiting our favorite city. Friday night we walked down to the old Water Tower and Grace and William were fascinated with the lights, the people and many horse drawn carriages on the street. Saturday we spent a large part of the day at the Museum of Science and Industry, William loved the trains, airplanes and race cars. Grace loved the great tree in the main hallway, the Christmas tree decorated in a Chinese theme and the Fairy Castle. Dan and I loved it all because we've been going to this museum since we were young children. William took a nap that afternoon and I got some alone time with Grace at the American Girl Store where we did a little clothes shopping for her 2 new dolls and Grace got a new dress that matched one of the doll dresses. Later we had dinner and checked out a few more stores on North Michigan Avenue. On Sunday we visited friends from Grace's travel group and spent the afternoon. Grace is staying there now with her best friend Julia for 2 days while the 3 of us are back at home. Will keeps asking me where his Jie Jie is. This is Dan's last week home with us as he starts his new job next Monday and it's been so great for Will(and me) to have him around for these 2 months. :)

8 kind words:

Ashley said...

Sounds like a fun weekend...Tyler and I enjoyed looking at your photos of Chicago. It is so pretty at night with all of the Christmas lights. Did you know that Chicago is Tyler's favorite city, too?!
:) hugs, Ashley

Beverly said...

great pics

jennifer said...

Your children are so adorable! I'm so glad to have found you through Kimberly's list.

kris said...

sounds like a wonderful time! the pics are gorgeous! i have similar feelings about NYC- there is just something about that city- it's a place i never tire of visiting.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW...the pictures are beautiful...what a great city!! It sounds like you all had a fantastic weekend....a great way to end Dan's two month break. I wish him lots of luck as he starts his new job!!

Happy New Year!


Story of our Life said...

What a fun weekend you had. Glad your travels were safe since there was so much fog!!

Love the pics. I was excited to hear you were going because I remember how beautiful they were last Christmas when you went.

Take Care - Love, Gala

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL Time..
Love the pictures..
I am from Illinois also..
but was raised about 4hrs from Chicago...
Love the American girls.. do they have one for little girls..
Happy Holidays..

OH MY #6 said...

sounds wonderful Gail. I am so jealous I can hardly stand it.

Your pictures are wonderful. Brought back so good memories.


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