Chicago: The Windy City

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In September I took a long weekend to go visit my younger-but-taller sister in downtown Chicago. I haven’t spent more than a few hours at a time with her in  years, and it’s been almost a decade since we had a couple of days together. The weather in Chicago was gorgeous, sunny and warm, and I spent hours wandering the streets and museums during the day, followed by sunset gawking out her apartment window and quiet dinners at home with lots of conversation and laughter.

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It was perfect, basically. And here I am, months later, finally getting around to posting a few pics. We spent our last morning together on the architecture cruise on both branches of the Chicago River, and I think it is safe to say that 90 minutes is one of the best tourist activities in the entire country.

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Not pictured, was almost a full day spent wandering around the Art Institute studying paintings and brush strokes and swooning over the Impressionists. This was the perfect vacation for me, and I can’t wait to go back this spring! (And this time I will make sure to give you Chicagoans a little heads up, I’d love to meet up with you for lunch or drinks or whatever!) More photos here.

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2 thoughts on “Chicago: The Windy City

  1. I want to go to Chicago so much! But mostly for genealogy reasons. Some of my ancestors were very early settler there (arriving as early as 1833), I actually no very little about the sites of the city, but I’m relatively familiar with some of the neighborhood and street names because of doing so much research on ancestors who lived there. I’m sure one day we’ll make it out there, and I will spend days dragging my children to old Catholic churches and a few cemeteries.

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