So, once or twice a year I fly into Chicago to see my 3 nieces. While I love seeing my sister, her super amazing husband and the rest of my family there, I really only go to see my nieces :)
While they are sleeping my sister and I go out.
Here begins my shenanigans in Chicago this April.
Drinks and Jazz at the Green Mill. Ya gotta check out The Green Mill on N Broadway - it was the favourite hangout of Al Capone. There are tunnels from the prohibition but no one is allowed in ... major bummer as I would love to check those places out.
Man, that Great Lakes cold wind kicked up and we were cold.
Later in the evening and after a couple of drinks we opted to walk home from the local bar ... I really wanted to get a better shot of the full moon behind us, but that was not in the cards that night. We had a great walk home either way.
Historic architecture river cruise. Even if you're not into cruises (as I am not), this one is well worth the time. Check out the modern, art deco and Chicago architecture styles.
And, here they are!!! The nieces. (my sister has given me permission to use these images of them) Yes, the sun was in our eyes and we were all crammed on a open top boat, but how fun.
The following day, during nap time, my sister and I went to the Chicago Art Museum to see all 3 of the Van Gogh, bedroom paintings. First time in North America to have them all together, so I HAD to go. Well worth it to see them all together.
Thanks to the Musee D'Orsay in Paris and the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands for the loan.
I got an image of the grand staircase with no people on it - amazing!!
Learning how to use the snowblower.
Did I say that my brother-in-law is an amazing BBQ'er. Along with some pulled pork we had these bacon wrapped, smoked, jalepeno poppers. I even was able to get some of the pulled pork home to my husband!
Thanks for another amazing Chicago trip!!! Love you guys!!!
Sissy, Aunt Colleen, Colleen
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