Snapshots of Chicago…

…from Saturday and Sunday.

Warning! The full deal is yet to come. There is so much to see and do in this windy city. I’m resigned to be content with what I actually am able to do.

On Saturday I bought a ticket for the hop on/hop off trolley-double-decker bus tours offered here in Chicago. I saw a lot. I got a feel for the routes. After a full day in the sun I headed up to the 96th floor of the Hancock tower to cool off and see the sights from way up high.

On Sunday I walked several blocks to the Chicago River to see about getting a ticket for the Architectural Tour.

There was lots of room on the 9:00 tour and I took lots of photos on this great boat ride on the Chicago River. More to come. After the river cruise I hopped back on a double-decker bus and took the advice of the tour guide and stopped for a quick lunch snack here.

I had my first ever Chicago dog and it did not disappoint. After my snack I hopped back on the bus and headed to the Art Museum.


Such amazing things to see at the Chicago Art Museum. That’s definitely a post in itself. After I was done at the museum I walked several blocks to the river again and jumped on the double-decker to head back to the hotel. On the way I made reservations for Dear and me at this restaurant for dinner tonight.

Dear is working hard at the convention center and I’m working hard touring about the city. It’s nice to end our days together over dinner…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Snapshots of Chicago…

  1. Sounds like you’re having a great time in Chicago. Wish I could have popped down to meet you in person—so near, yet so far! How fun that you can travel with your husband; makes his business trip so much more enjoyable, I’m sure.

  2. We all loved that Architectural boat tour. LOVE Chicago! Giordano’s Pizza was a favorite of ours after the girls discovered it while in Chicago on a mission trip.

  3. aaahh, you took in some of my favorites! You did a LOT in one day!!
    As posted by Pam..Giordano’s pizza is fabulous, especially the one near Mag Mile.

  4. I’m so glad you got to do the Architectural boat tour. VERY glad that the skies improved for you. Here’s hoping you had a good dinner. I know that Giordano’s pizza or other Chicago style pizza is fabulous — but, so filling you can only do one slice! Maybe you pulled out the stops and went to Ruth’s Chris?

    As for the Chicago style hot dog, what did you think of the brilliant green relish? thanks for sharing all your photos, and I look forward to more 🙂

  5. Nice weather!! So glad for you. I’ll be keeping this as a reference post in case I ever get to visit this city. My sister lived there while she was doing her Masters. But I never got to visit. Someday I hope!

  6. I’d love one of those Chicago dogs!
    Have to smile at how hard you are working to keep busy until you can meet up for dinner with your Dear.

  7. Ellen, thank you for the tour, and I can tell there will be lots more to come. Chicago has never been on my radar as a place to visit but you’ve got me reconsidering!

  8. Chicago dogs… know how to tease this hot dog loving girl! Thanks for the tour….looks like an amazing city to visit.

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