30 November 2011

Chicago in the Fall

Chicago continued!

Several weeks later!

We got to spend a whole day just walking around the city. Here's a little preview:


The autumn colors
Dad and I were lured in by the "free art" at the Art Institute. Sadly, this is all we found.



The beautiful skyline







This is the "Chicago of the Future" club.



Native grasses of Illinois



But it looks fun!



There was a lot of cabbage and kale used as decoration which I thought was lovely and edible. I wondered why all of the homeless people didn't just eat that, it has a lot of vitamins, right? I did lay an uneaten bag of potato chips by a sleeping homeless man though. Just doing my part.



Looks fun and cold at the same time.



Wha?!? Really? Back in the day I guess.



They all look bronze-ish to me...

  
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15 November 2011

The Bean!
















I was in Chicago last weekend and had an amazing time exploring the city. I can't believe I had never gone before. Since it's such a quick flight from Denver, it's just stupid not to go.
I had one day to explore the city and everyone suggested Michigan Avenue. I had heard people discussing the Bean before and I always thought "where could this bean be?" "how much does it weigh?" and "when will it appear?". Well my friends, as it so happens, the bean is located in Millenium Park in Chicago. It weighs 110 tons and it appeared in front of me when I accidentally strolled into Millenium Park in search of hot dogs.
It's just too awesome to take pictures in/on/of not to devote an entire post to. I wanted to take it home with me.

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10 November 2011

Dear Oreo Cakesters,

Why did you have to be on sale at Target the other day? You know I can't help myself. You are like a little pillow of love. When I think about you just hanging out in the cabinet above my desk at work I get anxious, but in a good way you know? I like how you have a dark and mysterious exterior but your extra soft on the inside (because you're double stuffed).

You complete me.

Love,
Stephanie