On Saturday, we began our journey to Chicago. We drove through
...in the rain
...and saw lots and lots of these.
Within ten minutes of our arrival, I was smitten. I love a big city...and this is one big city!
This is the wall behind the check-in desk. It is an entire wall...floor to ceiling...that shows what's going on outside, in front of the hotel. As we were waiting in line to check in, we watched the bellman call the valet to come park our car...you can see him in front of our black car next to the taxi. Annie was fascinated to see this gigantic "t.v. show" of her car!
Then...we were off to see some of Chicago.
We are staying right on Michigan Avenue, so we are in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. We were just walking along when all of a sudden this wonderful window display was in front of us.
I have read about Allsaints Spitalfields in magazines, and, of course, have seen these wonderfully displayed vintage sewing machines in pictures, but when I turned and saw these windows right there in front of me...well, my heart skipped a few beats.
The industrial pieces in this shop are nothing short of magnificent.
This display is so massive I could not do it justice.
The clothes are not quite my style, and the prices are beyond my purse, but this store is a jewel and worth a walkthrough.
You gotta love a man secure enough to carry your purse. It was digging a hole in my shoulder and he insisted on carrying it for me.
It does not matter where we go, or how many stars a hotel has, my husband dresses for comfort...shorts, running shoes and baseball cap....and, in this case, a purse. Annie thought it was hilarious!
So far, Chicago is an impressive city.
It is clean...with lovely seasonal arrangements on the street...at least on this famous street. And there is a strong police presence...they are on bikes...which makes us feel a bit safer...always important in a big city. The bus system looks to be very efficient, and they have water taxis, which I can't wait to ride.
After taking this pic, I turned and was face to face with Bill Daley...just walking down the avenue like the rest of us. Imagine coming to Chicago and seeing a Daley up close!
More adventures to come...
Hope you are all having a great week!
Enjoy the day,