It has been a fabulous time in the big city of Chicago! Even though I live in the same state, it is a big deal to go up into the congestion of major-city traffic and the circus-like hussle and bussle.
First stop: Navy Pier
Since this is Spring Break, and the snow hasn't completely melted yet in Chicago, most of the rides were closed for the season. The Ferris Wheel was happily open though, and it is a fabulous (though somewhat nightmarish for those of us with acrophobia) view from the top. We also went inside the Crystal Gardens and admired the tropical flora and fauna- and I mean REALLY admired, considering the only plants outside were the ones that could survive 30-40 degree weather- and then went downstairs for some Auntie Anne's and souvenir-shopping. Now, the whole catalyst for the trip for me was getting a picture with Bob Newhart. Not the real Bob Newhart, of course, but his statue on the couch that resides at Navy Pier. And even though it took us about 20 minutes of searching and 4 or 5 people of inquiring, we could not find that Bob Newhart anywhere; he had apparently been moved for the Pier renovations, and no one seemed to know where he was relocated to. :(
We did manage to find the Crack the Whip statues and the Captain statue (pictured above), so it wasn't a complete loss, but my Chicago experience won't be complete until I've had my picture taken on Bob Newhart's couch. Even if it means putting it on my bucket list, because I WILL do it if I have too. :)
And thus ends Part I of Chick-ago. Sniff. Good memories.
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