Sunday, August 3, 2008

Chicago, in pictures

How we road trip:
talk, enjoy the view, read, make art, take pictures, listen to tunes, and nap.

Diner food:
a must for any self-respecting, road-tripping family

We're here:
There's so much to see, so much to do, so much to eat!

Our taste of Chicago: This trip was brief and low-budget. For this trip, Jeffrey and I traveled with a six year old and a woman whose motto is, "Why eat when you can shop?" Our compromise? Good food, but cheap. Very, very good food - but definitely not fine dining.

Gorgeous Fire Station

World's Coolest Garbage Truck:
I had to show you, even though it's fuzzy.

Street Art

Street View

Thanks so much to all of you who left travel tips and good wishes on my last post. They made the whole family smile. Thanks, too to those of you who checked back all weekend to read about my trip. I'm sorry it took me till Sunday night to get this posted. Between us, Mom and I took about 350 pictures. Organizing them was a beast! I'll post more views of our trip for the next several days. You can click on the pictures above to see them larger. You can also click here for more of my Chicago pictures.


Michelle said...

It looks looks like you had a marvelous time! I love the trash truck! Thanks for sharing and glad your back.

Krista said...

So glad you guys had a good time! Looking forward to more pics!

Caroline said...

Wow...looks like you had a great trip...I am a bit homesick now...

tangobaby said...

I'm glad you had such a great time. Will Sloane be posting something about her vacation, too? I'm looking forward to hearing about the American Girl outing.


robin bird said...

i can see the deep dish pizza to die place like chicago for pizza in my opinion! i love road trips better than any other kind of travel...and would be doing just all of what you say eat snacks and nap. i like to travel so i can listen to books read to me on my ipod. happy potter is a constant road trip favorite.. well and every other time favorite too :) i will be watching as the vacation unfolds here on your blog. glad you had fun!

xox welcome home sloane! be sure to post a few of your favorite memories on your blog too :)

Beth said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time....I think everyone needs a week in's always so much glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Laura said...

Giordano's pizza!!! Yum!!! Good choice!

Glad you had a good time!

I want to know more about what you did and lots more about the American Girl Place from a girl's perspective!

Dulcy said...

What a great trip! I can't wait to hear about it in person. My big question is "Did someone get an American Girl doll?"


Jaime said...

Oh you got such better *bean* pictures than I did! Isn't it amazing how when you stand right underneath it and you look up, you can't tell how high it is, or how deep it is? So strange.

Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Krissy said...

Great photos! Look like you had a wonderful time. How can one not love diner food :)

paris parfait said...

Your photos are a reminder of how much I like Chicago. It was my first big city trip when I was 13 and I was instantly smitten - the Art Institute, Marshall Fields, the Conrad Hilton, the just seemed magical to this small town girl.

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