May 16, 2012

Chicago: the sights

Every year, Kern's mom, Jody, attends the National Restaurant Association's Food Show in Chicago for her job.  This year, Kern and I got invited to attend--you can be we accepted the invitation faster than you can say "Free samples!"

We landed in Chicago early on a Friday morning and spent the first day getting oriented to the city.

I plan to spread out the trip photos over the next few days to give an idea of our experience.  We had such a good time--this was my first time to visit Chicago.  

Huge statue of Marilyn Monroe (they disassembled it a few days later and it moved it to a new location!)

The fog was everywhere!  Then we would turn a corner and it would be sunny and warm.  It reminds me of my favorite poem from second grade:

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967

My second grade teacher would be proud.

Wills (formerly Sears) Tower

Marina City, nicknamed "Corn Cob buildings"

Scenes of the Chicago River

Greg, Jody, me and Kern

Tulips along the Mag Mile!
Stay tuned for:
A Run Through Chicago
The Food Show
The Snacks and Sweets (Candy) Show
More photos from restaurants and walking through the city

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