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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Spent yesterday in Chicago with Phil and had a wonderful time. These photos are backwards, time-wise, so I'll tell the story backwards to go with the photos.

The first two here were taken from our hotel at the Westin River North. We had a view of the Chicago River, as well as a view of our own hotel, reflected in the building adjacent to us! That was a little weird. You can see Marina Towers behind our hotel also. Very nice place. I always love the Starwood Hotels because they have a modern flair to them.

We ate at Joe's Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant. If you've never been there, I highly recommend it! Quite expensive, but if you love excellent seafood, it's worth it. I would have to say that the seafood was better than some I've had in Florida even! The blue crabs----mmmmm-to die for. And they bring out warm wet towels afterwards...also mmmmmm. I had grilled shrimp that were divine, and Phil had scallops the size of steaks.

Next up is a skyline view from the top of the ferris wheel at Navy Pier. We had lunch there at The Riva; I had a great salad with a glass of wine. We strolled the pier, and I had to get my photo taken with "the pirates." I'm a sucker for those photo ops. Even though the sign said to stay on the other side of the ropes. What can I say? It was my birthday celebration, and I'm a rebel.

We began the day by going to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Some wild stuff there! It's interesting to think of other forms of art--such as one exhibit which was mostly the effects of light on us, including full-spectrum colors, and a kaleidoscope you walk through. Some of the other stuff was quite interesting, but other stuff was just plain weird. The steps to the entrance had these letters painted on them, and you couldn't tell what it said until you backed up.

It was a gorgeous day, like a breezy summer day, and we thoroughly enjoyed it and each other's company.


  1. Wow sounds like you had a great time.

  2. What a nice "holiday" together! Love seeing the photos and the pirates! You scandal!

  3. Such interesting views! I may have to take a trip in to witness, although I'm not much for being on top the ferris wheel! Makes the brain queeze.