Had a great time in Chicago last weekend. Got to see much more of city neighborhoods than I expected, since the rehearsal dinner on Friday was in one neighborhood, the couple’s apartment (they set off fireworks by the lake as part of their celebration) in another. Saturday we shopped (at Nordstrom’s – I’d not been there before), and then went a different direction for the wedding and back near the hotel for the reception.
Sunday morning friend Pat and I left our decidedly upscale and fun hotel to head home – stopping first at The Palmer House for breakfast, and taking in the Art Institute. When I’ve been in Chicago before, it’s been to Miracle Mile and many times to the Field Museum.
The Art Institute was new to me – and incredible. Even rushing through the impressionists (and they are all there – WOW!) took a long time. There were also two special exhibits – Edward Hopper and Homer Winslow.
I’m only now recovering from all of that visual stimulation, and coming back to normal. Will definitely have to make that trip again soon.