Lindsey and Ann Marie at end of race!
Trip to Chicago or should I say getting my legs back in walking form! I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to watch one of my own run a half marathon. It was fun, with lots of great restaurants to try, taking a river cruise to tour the city and lots of walking! The eating I am great at, the cruise on the river and out in to Lake Michigan was extremely fun…the walking…well hummmmm, not enough words to describe that. Let’s just say every night I needed ice for the knees, I needed to put legs up and I definitely needed to re-energize. 🙂
I also found as the days went on, the more I walked the easier it became. Since returning from this trip I have tried to keep walking…not as easy though with painful knees…I need to find the “happy” compromise!
Bob and I ...Cloud Gate ("The Bean")
If you look closely in the picture you can see our reflection! This is part of Millennium Park, downtown Chicago called Cloud Gate…locals call it the “bean” because it is shaped like a bean. Little did I know that it was even cooler to walk inside (underneath) and take pictures…I so missed that part!
Gibson's Steak House and my prime rib!
We had reservations to eat at Gibson’s Steak House, I had looked at the menu ahead of time and decided I wanted prime rib. I did not realize it was 28 oz. and no, I didn’t even come close to finishing the rib. I must admit it was “the best tasting” prime rib I have ever had! It was still delicious for the second and third meal that I had with it…lol I should have taken pictures of the rest of the meals that Phil, Lindsey and Bob had. Amazing!
Trying to find our way around.
Most of the time this is what we looked like trying to get our directions right. Who knew traveling in a city with such tall buildings would/could be so confusing. I guess I am just a country girl at heart!
One of the many bridges and clocks.
On our cruise tour of Chicago we would pass under many bridges, like this one. The bridge takes all of 30 seconds to open for taller ships traveling on the river. The building with the clock was just one of many in the downtown area, everywhere you looked there where clocks. The tall building behind is the Trump Tower Chicago…our little six story hotel was behind it.
So much fun, so many fond memories…and I am sure so much we missed! We will definitely have to go back again. Now I need to go back to work on the walking!