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#3Chicago pictures

Monday, June 06, 2011

Toy area in the museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

That is me trying to take a picture of myself, this in the circus area of the toy area.

Picture showing the capture of German U-boat 505 during WWII

This is above the steps leading to the U-Boat tour area

Staged area showing what it looks like from the inside of a U-Boat

Shot of U-Boat 505 inside its quarters in the museum

Another shot of the U-Boat, Jeff wanted me in picture to show size. I was getting worn out.

The above shots were taken while waiting for my husband to tour the inside of the U-boat. Not recommended for those who do not like small spaces.

Local school children getting a chance to see what it was like to steer a U-Boat.

Cut away example of what the galley looked like inside the UBoat. A nice docent took the shot for me and gave me a yummy recipe for muffins. Chicago is full of nice helpful people.

So that ends the first couple of hours at the museum of Science & Industry, Chicago on Thursday 5/26/11. We stayed for most of the day. It was very cold, rainy and we took the Metra down to see it. We still had to walk about 1 1/2 blocks and we were both very glad to be indoors. It was 43 degrees plus wind chill factor off of the lake. Did not have gloves, so kept my hands inside my sweatshirt pockets. We were so glad that the Metra stations have heated waiting areas up off the tracks.

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TEDDYBEAR662 6/7/2011 9:19PM

    Looks like you had fun!!! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 6/7/2011 8:56PM

    wow, that's alot of cool stuff there, too bad it was so cold for your trip.

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MELAPHANTN 6/7/2011 6:15PM

    Very exciting! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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HIKINGSD 6/7/2011 2:18PM

    Looks like a very educational day. Thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 6/7/2011 1:54AM

    Awesome photos once again! I do remember the cold when I visited Chicago. In fact it was snowing as well as windy! But it doesn't compare to the cold we get here in gold old Saskatoon ;)

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HOWLERMOM 6/7/2011 12:04AM

    Looks like you had a wonderful time in the museums, even if the walk was treacherously cold!

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TXGRANDMA 6/6/2011 11:53PM

    Wow, 43 degrees! I would have frozen, as I am sure you must have done! It is in the 90's here and officially hit 100 today!
Love all the pictures. Chicago does have the best museums, I really enjoyed the museum of natural history while I was there, but it was many years ago. I do remember watching a large fountain........
You are looking great, and I am sure Jeff was proud to show you off. Glad that you had a good time. It was cool most of the days in Seattle, in the 50's at night and high 50's low 60's during the day. Friday though, the last day I was there, was beautiful, and I think the temp hit the 70's!
Hope you have some more pictures?
Glad you are back safe and sound. Chris
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#2Chicago Pictures

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Pirates cruise ship coming back into port
Indoor tropical gardens at the Navy Pier. Made us feel at home. You can walk under the water that shoots across the pathways

Jeff (Hubby) John and Brian waiting for the water to shoot over them.

Walking back from the Navy Pier on the River Walkway, looking towards Michigan Ave. Starting to get foggy and cold again.

A sample of some of the beautiful or strange artwork you find along the River Walkway.

One of the Architectual Tour Boats returning from going up the river, more fog.

Start of Miracal Mile area of Michigan Ave. This is on one side and the next picture is the on the other side of the street.

Founding father of Chicago

After this we went back to our room to get ready for dinner. We ended up going to "Harry Carry's" which had very good food. HC is famous for being the local baseball announcer.

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TEDDYBEAR662 6/7/2011 9:20PM

    GREAT Photos!!! emoticon

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HIKINGSD 6/7/2011 2:21PM

    I miss Navy Pier! Did you guys take the ferris wheel ride?

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_LINDA 6/7/2011 1:09AM

    Fantastic photos! Interesting info!
Thanks for sharing!

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TXGRANDMA 6/7/2011 12:02AM

    Really liked the pictures taken on the water! Liked the looks of the pirate ship, too. Looks like the weather was foggy and cold while you were there. Too bad you didn't have a nice day!
Glad that you are home safe! Chris
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#1 Chicago pictures

Thursday, June 02, 2011

My hubby opened the blinds after I entered the condo so I could see the view with the sun starting to go down.
My friend Mary Beth and I, out to lunch at the Grill in Millennium Park.

View of Millennium Park Plaza from the park, it is the shorter 38 fl.brown building, where we stayed.
Out to dinner Tuesday evening at Tavern at the Park, next to MPP.

Wednesday morning foggy, cold and rainy.

Mid morning and the fog comes and goes, along with the rain.

Wednesday afternoon and the sun came out, met up with some work buddies of my husbands at the Navy Pier.

Fun/ride zone at the pier

At least we knew how far from home we were. lol

Jeff and his buddies resting.

Jeff and I hanging with the pirates. lol

Jeff having fun with the pirates props.

Oh Captain, My Captain. Jeff's idea for this picture.
Well that is it for now. Will post the rest from Wednesday at the pier and the Museum of Science and Industry tomorrow. We have a great time!

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DDOORN 6/8/2011 10:09PM

    Thx for sharing!


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TXGRANDMA 6/6/2011 11:59PM

    Really enjoyed the pictures! You were right in the city, weren't you! Tall buildings all around! Love the picture you have for your background.

I have to tell you, I landed in LAX the 26th and was not impressed with the layout at all! Had to take a bus to the proper terminal for the second half of my flight to Seattle! Glad that I had 1.5 hours!

Enjoyed looking at the mountains from the plane, though. I didn't even think of LA having mountains like that!
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MARELNAT 6/4/2011 10:35PM

    Wonderful pics! And look at you, making googly eyes with the Captain! emoticon emoticon. It looks as if you and hubby had a great time in Chi-Town.

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    Love the pictures. I hope that you really enjoyed your trip as much as you seem to have. emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 6/3/2011 11:36PM

    looks like you had a blast in Chicagoland! nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

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LESSOFMOORE 6/3/2011 8:37PM

    Teri, it looks like you had a great time! Good to have you back! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/3/2011 12:08PM

    Fabulous photos!! Sounds like you had some great fun!! Love seeing photos from my Spark buddy's adventures!! Looking forward to more!
have a fantastic Friday!!

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SHASHEE71 6/3/2011 10:15AM

    Looove your pics! Thanks for sharing them!

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SUGARPUNK52 6/2/2011 11:45PM

  Glad you're having a great time.Thank youi for sharing it with us.Have a safe trip home.GOD bless.

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SKYHAWK195 6/2/2011 10:32PM

  Thanks for Sharing!

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Had a great vacation.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I had a great time in Chicago but haven't downloaded pictures from my camera yet. In fact I did not go on my pc all weekend. Jeff and I flew back to Long Beach Airport on Friday. For a holiday weekend I got lucky and had a whole row to myself, so I took a nice nap. We spend a little bit more to get more leg room, so sometimes there is space because people don't want to pay more. On my flight to Chicago the plane was completely full, so I took full advantage of having extra leg room and being able to lie down and nap. hehehe
Frank picked us up at the airport about 8pm and we then went out to dinner. The other kids came into town from AZ and arrived about 11pm. We had a great weekend but Jeff had to work yesterday. Tomorrow I will post some pictures of our stay. It was warm on Monday, very cool on Tuesday and downright cold on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday it was starting to warm up again and they said it was suppose to be in the mid 80's Memorial weekend. Ok that is about it for now. xo

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_LINDA 6/1/2011 11:41AM

    Awesome! Glad you had a comfy and safe flight home! Looking forward to all the photos!

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HIKINGSD 6/1/2011 1:02AM

    Can't wait to see pics :) Glad you had a nice time!

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    Glad that you had a good vacation. I look forward to seeing your pictures when you post them. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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HOWLERMOM 5/31/2011 11:41PM

    Glad you had a good time - I was surprised by how cold it was too!

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TWEETYKC00 5/31/2011 11:37PM

    sounds like a really good time, can't wait to see the pics.

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Rain and more rain. Also old picture of me in GS mid 60's

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We had rain again today as well as yesterday morning. I think it did finally get a bid warmer in the afternoon for a high of 63 degrees. We I went to the market this morning the outside temp of 57, yesterday morning it was 56. This is the middle of May people, CA is suppose to be warm by now.
As I said the other day I found some old friends of my mine on FB. One of them sent me this picture of our Girl Scout Troop I think we were 9 or 10 years old.
Who can guess which one is me?? Answer at the bottom of this blog.

I took Phred for his walk when the sun came out. He is still very nervous even after almost 5 years of walking him on busy streets. Some days worse than others. He was a bit better today so was able to somewhat farther. I hadn't tried in a while because of the last time I had to turn back.
Getting excited about going to Chicago. Will be so much fun! Can't wait to see my old roommate Mary Beth. My DH says to bring along a nice outfit for a fancy dinner too. So glad there is a gym and pool on the same floor as our room. We are on the 38th floor. Wow Wee.

Ok the answer to the question: I was not wearing glasses then but I am standing in the back on the right side, hanging on to two of my friends leaning a bit over, I think trying not to crack up over something said.

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    That is SO funny! I actually picked you out! Do I get a gold star? LOL Thanks for sharing your day & your picture with us. emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 5/19/2011 10:27AM

    Teri, you cutie, thanks for sharing that great photo! Have a wonderful time in the Windy City! emoticon

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LINDA! 5/18/2011 11:31PM

    Great pic. I love Chicago. Great place to see and shop.

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MELAPHANTN 5/18/2011 2:48PM

    What a fun walk down memory lane!

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_LINDA 5/18/2011 12:16PM

    Great photo Teri! What memories you are getting to relive connecting with your old friends!
You are going to love Chicago! Its an awesome place. It was amazing going to the top of the Sears Tower and see it snowing DOWN from the clouds. How cool is that?? Getting above the clouds!! Lots to see and do there, so don't spend it all in your hotel room if you can get out.
I am enjoying the temperatures you are complaining about right now lol. Its the warmest its been here for a while!

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TXGRANDMA 5/18/2011 12:05AM

    Loved the old picture, Teri! You were cute even when you were a little girl! emoticon
I know that you will love your vacation in Chicago, how neat that Jeff is going to take you out for a nice dinner. 38th floor!! I hope you are not scared of heights like I am!
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HOWLERMOM 5/17/2011 11:35PM

    Great pic and how neat to get a blast from the past this way!Enjoy Chicago!! - Was there last weekend and it was super cold - at least to a Texan!

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