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#6 Chicago Millennium Park last day

Friday, June 10, 2011


This is at the opposite end of Millennium Park about 1 1/2 miles from where we stayed after we walked to breakfast and are returning to the condo.




Metra train going through the park.


One of many beautiful walking paths.

Naked Indian stature.

Walking over to the fountain used in the opening of tv show "Married with Children" which was one of our favs.


My husband kept calling me "Peg" and I was calling him "Al". People were laughing at us cause I was walking like "Peg" did on the show.

One of the Segway tours they do of the park or you can rent a bike. I would chose the bike, hubby says Segways. lol

The park has beautiful hidden gems everywhere.

This is a foot bridge over the street. When the sun is really out, you can't get a good picture because of the glare.

  
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HIKINGSD 6/10/2011 7:37PM

    So many parts of Chicago I have not seen. Thank you for showing me that! Love the Peg and Al story :)

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JOOPRINCESS 6/10/2011 1:02PM

    What a fantastic blog! Our daughter is going with her grandmother to visit family in Chicago this Saturday for a week. I've shared the pictures with her (she's 9) and got her excited all over again for her trip. Now I don't feel so bad not being able to go with her. Enjoy your time, PEG!
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_LINDA 6/10/2011 12:18PM

    Wow! Great photos! I used to watch that show Married With Children, not sure why, but I liked it lol. How neat it is to see that fountain! The Indian statue is the best, lots of power in it, really well made to show beauty and strength in the human and horse bodies.. Most of the time with modern art sculpture, I don't get the purpose, a bunch of walking legs? Hmmm.
Thanks very much enjoyed!!
Have a Fantastic Friday and fabulous weekend!

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#5 Chicago night shots

Wednesday, June 08, 2011







  
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TEDDYBEAR662 6/9/2011 9:28AM

    Very nice...
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SHERREMAC 6/9/2011 6:19AM

    nice!

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TXGRANDMA 6/9/2011 1:12AM

    Just beautiful lights! Thanks so much for sharing with us! You might know that I forgot my camera on this last trip to Seattle! Chris
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_LINDA 6/9/2011 12:44AM

    Awesome!! I happen to have a 3000 piece puzzle I did of Chicago at night on my wall, love it! I really like flying into a city at night to get a great view of all the lights!
Thanks for bringing us a little bit of your trip to share and enjoy!

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HOWLERMOM 6/9/2011 12:00AM

    Gotta love this city at night!

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HIKINGSD 6/8/2011 11:55PM

    Love them!

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#4 Chicago pictures

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Planes everywhere!!


mini train layout of the city of Chicago. Sorry a bit blurry

Jeff playing engineer Bill

Jeff in front of the Zepher

2nd class toilet on the Zepher

This is "Zeph" the mule, whom the train was name for or vice a versa?


prisms in the Einstein area.

weight dropping experiment.
Next blog will be night shots from the 38th floor. This ended out trip to the Museum of Science and Industry, which we only saw about 1/10 of. You could spend a week there and maybe see everthing. I hope to return one day.

  
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TXGRANDMA 6/9/2011 1:07AM

    Wow, Teri! That looked like lots of fun! Loved the mule!
We went to the museum of Flight in Seattle, and I felt the same way! Wish I had a week to go through it instead of just a few hours!

Chris



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_LINDA 6/9/2011 12:42AM

    Too bad you didn't have time to see it all.. How did you choose what you would see? 1/10th isn't that much really.. I love going to places like that and taking my time exploring.. Looks like a great place to visit!

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LIL-VIXEN 6/8/2011 10:28PM

    Like your pics

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DEBIGENE 6/8/2011 10:07PM

    interesting pics

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DDOORN 6/8/2011 10:06PM

    Cool to re-visit my hometown stomping grounds...! I'd better catch up with the rest of your blogs! :-)

Don

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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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