Chicago-Nation at Night

Chicago-Nation at Night

We’re back from Chicago-land. It was a mini-vacation within our much longer winter break. It lasted just 48 hours, but we managed to pack a lot in to it. We did four museums, the observation deck of the John Hancock building, plus other attractions. The photo was taken from the observation deck of the John Hancock building, it is from our last night there. Here is a list of the attractions that we hit:

  • Magnificent Mile
  • Millennial Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Field Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • John Hancock Building

It was just cra-cra-crazy cold up there. Some sort of polar vortex must have blown into town just after we arrived. Walking into the wind on Michigan Ave. felt like enhanced interrogation. I barely had the skill set, let alone the clothes, to hack it. One nice thing about the Windy City is that it is also a foodie paradise. The takeaway being we ate too much. I picked up some swag at the Contemporary Art Museum; they curate a great gift shop there. I got a 2015 wall calendar made from bubble wrap. I can almost hardly wait to get back to work so that I can start popping off the days. We all tried to get Dave to accompany us, but to no avail. I’ll have to be doing some friend-raising there in 2015. The important thing though is that BAE* Anne had a good time on this little trip to Chicago-nation.

* Before Anyone Else – one of the banned words or phrases on the 2015 Lake Superior State University list of banned words. Using them is almost better than swearing.

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