Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the (Chicago) River (P*S*C #6)

Day #2 Sunday
Meeting up with John and Kari after a morning wonderfully spent with Diann was oh so special! We thought that the two of them needed to see Chicago in the very best way via river and boat Architectural Tour. If you -my loyal readers - have never done this before, it has got to be one of the highlight things to do in our wonderful city!
We chose this time to take the SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING tour. We have gone with three other "operations" and this one ranks right up there with a fine craft and knowledgeable guide.
You'll have to take the tour for yourself to get the history and lore of these great buildings and I am just presenting some of my favorite snapshots of the this architectural tour:
The Wrigley Building
Trump Tower
Central Office Building
Merchandise Mart (so big it has its own zip code!)

Sitting behind John and Kari during the excursion was a treat. Watching them take it all in was like seeing it all over fresh for the first time! But I digress...

333 West Wacker Probably my favorite building on the whole tour due to its shape and spectacular reflections of surrounding buildings.
And, of course, the Sears Tower
needed to be featured here!
Following our boat tour, John took us to his office on Michigan Avenue. And we were beat from a day of walking miles downtown. But, what a day. We loved our mini vacation Sunday on the water! Proud Mary - aka Star of Chicago - has kept on Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...
Day #3 is coming and will feature two sisters and their Walk n' Shop.


Melissa said...

Oh, how fun! I've never been but it's on the top of my list.

Spirit Bear said...

Nice looking group! you must have just posted this while I was on the desk.

Timi + Andrew said...

Next time we go to Chicago (and it is not winter yet) we must do the boat trip! I have seen Chicago twice so far but never from the water! Maybe William would appreciate it as well :)
Thanks for the great idea!

Linnea said...

I, too, will put this on my "to do next time in Chicago" list...where did the summer go?!