Here are the last few pictures from our Labor Day weekend in Chicago. We started Monday afternoon at Millennium Park and the Bean (cheesy? yes. mandatory for a first visit to Chicago? also yes.). Before finding a little place to eat we also spent some time perusing the labor day sale racks downtown (thoroughly picked over by the time we got to them).
The only patisserie were came across was closed which was a huge bummer because last time I was in Chicago I managed to have macaroons from three different places in under five hours. I guess it means next time I’ll have to be a little more aggressive about my need for good macaroons (I define ‘need’ loosely, clearly).
After the Bean we headed to Navy Pier before a long drive back to Cincinnati that involved hitting empty on the highway, attempting to find gas in a construction zone, ending up at a very poorly lit gas station in a ‘not so good’ part of Indianapolis (Ben made me stay in the car), and wandering with no GPS signal or functional detour signs for 20 minutes in attempt to find a usable highway entrance. From now on we treat “20 miles till empty” as 0.
^SO many tourists! In November this pace was practically empty.
^^promise Ben was more excited than he looks
^reflection pictures were lots of fun
^^Can you spot us in the reflection?
^^I love bodies of water, especially large ones, even when (and maybe even more when) they’re in the middle of urban areas.