Chicago Memories

As I walked into the lobby of the Palmer House Hilton, I thought about another trip here to celebrate Alex’s and Brooke’s graduation from WCU and PSU. Cait was along, too, as well as their dad Kevin, and of course, my husband Ralph. We were also celebrating my 60th birthday. When the waiter asked me what birthday I was celebrating, I told him my 39th. Kevin added, “39 plus 21.” So that is what they wrote in chocolate on my dessert plate!

We did everything including the Field Muesum and the Shedd Aquarium. We took the boat tour on the lake and river. A special dinner at the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock Building. We decided to walk to the Willis Tower from the hotel based on Cait’s calculations with her cell phone. But what a nineteen year old considers walkable is different from a 60 year old’s perspective. After a million, “Are we almost there, Cait?” we finally arrived. Needless to say, we took the taxi back to the hotel.

Another trip to Chicago my sister Diane wanted to walk to the Navy Pier from our already long stroll on Michigan Avenue. We did not quite make it, and thankfully flagged a taxi to return to the hotel. On that weekend, we also traveled to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. They lost, but we had a wonderful time. What a beautiful ball park!

Now we are waking up after a great night at Second City Comedy Club and looking forward to a stroll in Millenium Park. I hope to write a photo walk on Monday when I can transfer photos from the camera to my laptop. If you have never spent time here, it is a wonderful city with so much to do! A great place for families, friends, or couples. Chicago is filled with wonderful museums, restaurants, and  festivals. We want to check out the Shakespeare theater on Navy Pier and the gangster tour. Maybe we’ll just have to come back again next year!


3 thoughts on “Chicago Memories

  1. Vibrant city, Chicago was a surprise for us when we were there with you in September. Interesting feeling yet sometimes windy and chilly. Still, the only city we know for the moment that needs endless visits is still Paris. Each time we fly to the City of Lights, we discover something magical. Too far, though, for a weekend getaway 🙂 Enjoy your trip.


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