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Monday, July 21, 2014

CHICAGO. . .finally

Next Tuesday, the #1 Grand, our first born, and only grandson,

will arrive via Southwest Airlines. . .

We promised the grands when we started traveling,

that we would fly them out to meet us. . .

so Jordan’s finally taking us up on it. . .

we decided we should make a dry run to check things out

Frank's Pizzeria - Chicago Northwest

but first. . .some lunch.

When someone makes a great recommendation, I make a note of it in my Travel Spreadsheet. . .

then when we arrive in an area. . .I have all these great places to check out. . .

so when Judy mentioned in a comment to Marsha and Paul

to check out Frank’ Pizzeria on Chicago’s Northwest side,

I decided that would be a great place to have our first taste of Chicago Pizza. . .

EXCEPT. . .

evidently, they are CLOSED ON MONDAYS. . .hello. . .

Chicago Northwest NeighborhoodChicago Northwest Neighborhoodloved the copper clad windows in this Northwest Chicago Neighborhood

all righty then. . .nothing to be done about that. . .

so. . .on to the next thing, Wrigley Field. . .

which took us through this great little Northwest Chicago neighborhood.

All these cute little houses, lined up side by side,

with yards as neat as a pin. . .really lovely. . .

and the copper clad windows on this condo unit were so great. . .

Wrigley Field - 100 year Celebration - just a couple of quick pics from across the street

We just wanted to check out where Wrigley Field was located. . .

we have tickets for a game next Thursday. . .

so I know we will get some great pics then. . .

so we just parked at McDonald’s across the street, and got a couple of quick shots.

The EL - Chicago Transit System

and on we go. . .here’s the EL. . .

we really thought we would be taking this in,

but, we are so far out, it would cost almost $60 per day roundtrip

for the three of us to ride. . .so, it’s way less expensive to just

bring the car in, and pay $21 parking. . .

Dave hasn’t found driving in Chicago to be any worse

than driving in Houston. . .so there ya go.

Of course, we’ll try to avoid rush hour times. . .
I’ll let you know how it all goes. . .

Downtown Chicago Skyline as viewed from Navy Pier

Finally. . .what we’ve been waiting for. . .
the Downtown Chicago Skyline. . .

as seen from Navy Pier

I’m sure I’ll know what some of the buildings are

after we take the Architectural Boat Tour next week. . .

Chicago Harbor Light and Tall Ship Wendi as viewed from Navy Pier

We checked out Navy Pier, and had lunch. . .

but decided to save all the sightseeing and tours

for when Jordan arrives next week. . .

 

So, that was it. . .our first day in Chicago. . .

exciting huh?

 

There’ll be much more to share next week,

 

‘til then,

Janice and Dave

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