We started early this morning. We got to see the city before the crowds awoke. I highly recommend it. 🙂
Here’s a quick snap of the Wrigley Building right on the Chicago River.
***First stop, breakfast at The Corner Bakery, highly recommended by our friend Victoria back in Chattanooga. We ate with Moni’s friend Hungarian Anna, who she met in Hungary during the summer of 2007. Moni says “It was so fun to catch up!”We walked down to Navy Pier. Nothing was open yet as we were so early. That was fine with us. The lighting was EPIC. Rising sun shining through some filtering clouds made for picture taking nirvana.Moni was captivated by the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier***
Wide angle lens fun***
Water taxi from Navy Pier to the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower – but seriously, to Chicagoens this is like changing the name of the Statue of Liberty…)***
We sat at the bottom of the Sears Tower (the black stair steppy one in the middle right of the above photo) for a while making some phone calls and deciding what to do next. A man with a sign “$1 Pockets” walked by. We wandered off to find out what a pocket was. Well here’s what it is…
We ate lunch on a lawn across from this plaza listening to this Beatles cover band, complete with the haircuts and outfits. It was wonderful.***
We met up with Anna again after she got out of class and headed to the Ohio street beach. It was nice to cool our feet off in the waters of Lake Michigan after all of our walking around. Its seriously RIGHT THERE off Lakeshore Dr. – well a wide sidewalk/bike path is there too.I was hot. What.