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    Aug072013

    Picture this: Goodnight, Chicago

    I wish I had more night shots of my time in Chicago. One day, er, night I will.

    Chicago River — July 26, 2013

    This post linked to Wordless Wednesday.

    Today's question:

    What's your favorite thing to do, see, or eat in Chicago?

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    That is a great picture -- love the reflection. I have only spent time in Chicago once and I loved the Navy pier. Such neat place to wonder about. I do hope you get to go back.

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Since I worked downtown for a number of years, Chicago isn't a tourist destination for me anymore. My favorite thing to do is experience the city again through the eyes of a visiting friend, or a Grandchild. My favorite thing to see is the awe on faces visiting for the first time. The Mag Mile, the museums, Brookfield Zoo, the aquarium, the Loop, the plays, Navy Pier, the Hancock, Rush Street, the lakefront, and the list goes on.

    My fave thing to eat is everything. However, Chicago style pizza, Chicago style hot dogs, Garrett's popcorn, and ethnic food from specialty restaurants throughout the city top the list. So much to choose from...yum!

    Of course, the American Girl Doll store is a huge hit with my Granddaughter... :)

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie Kelly

    The only time I drove myself and a carload of kids of kids through Chicago and got miserably lost, all I wanted to see was Chicago in my rear-view mirror, after finding my way out and finally on my way to North Carolina. Sorry.

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I've never actually been in the city of Chicago....I've been to Chicago O'Hare a number of times and I was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base attending Hospital Corpsman School outside of Chicago in the late 70's. One of these days I would love to eat and play in the big city!

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    I lived for forty years in the 'burbs. The Art Institute is number one. It has one of the finest impressionist collections in the world. The Science and Industry , The Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium all are world class. And to top it all off, there is Chicago pizza! the best in the world! Don't forget Wrigley Field, the Brookfield Zoo, sailing on the lake in front of that gorgeous skyline, shopping, the view from "The Building Formerly Known as Sears Tower." To borrow from "Ghostbusters," "I LOVE this town!!!"

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraxiesdad

    I've been missing Chicago lately; I used to go almost annually for a conference, or just a weekend with friends. Faves: (1) Garretts' popcorn, the cheese and caramel mix, which will eclipse any other popcorn you've ever eaten. (2) The Art Institute, where I have many favorite paintings including Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." (3) Walking along the Magnificent Mile in the evening when the trees are covered in white lights.

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBLissed-Out Grandma

    Have visited several times in the past - business and pleasure. My favorite time was a long weekend at the Drake Hotel with friends and just enjoying all the sights, sounds, and good eats of that vibrant city.

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2

    My favorite thing? Eating pizza, listening to a GREAT new girlfriend tell me ghost stories while I shove the love and calories into my mouth. That's my favorite thing about Chicago....

    I LOVE the photo you snapped. You really did learn a lot about photography. Beautiful.

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

    Your photo is stunning!
    I love walking downtown streets in the evening - just steps away from the hotel - by the bridge and the Vietnam Memorial. Everything is so magical then.
    My favorite visit was when the kids were in grade school and we did all the museums - walked to them from the Hilton - and the aquarium's dolphin show.
    On another topic - Grandmother Power is coming to our local museum soon and staying until February! There will be a place to write about your own grandmother. I am taking an afternoon to go by myself so I can enjoy it without any background pacing or comments like, "Are you almost done here? Let's get lunch!"

    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Beautiful photo! I will always associate Chicago with the BlogHer13 gathering where we got to meet you.

    August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrown and Flown

    Ah, now I know exactly who to ask for tips when I next visit Chicago! Thanks, Chicago-lovers. (You made me chuckle, Axie's Dad!)

    Debbie: I would have thought you and your family had been there before. Maybe you and your hubby should join me and my hubby for a road trip. :-D

    Cathy & Grown and Flown: We will always have Chicago... and I will always think of you each time I remember my visit there. ♥

    August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs
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