Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chicago II

Yesterday, we spent the day at the Field Museum. What an impressive place! That's high praise for someone who grew up with the Smithsonian in her "backyard". 

We walked the two miles from the hotel. Walking the city is one of our favorite things to do on our travels. You can really see and hear a city when you are on foot. 

... a dubious past

Grant Park

Meet Sue...the world's largest Tyrannosaurus Rex...forty two feet of lovely.

Annie and I have been learning about Sue for months, so she was very happy to meet her. We even had lunch with Sue...there is a little cafe right next to where Sue spends her days. She was a big hit with my girl!

Annie is an "owl fan"...she rattled off the types of owls she saw on display like the owl expert that she is...much to the amazement of the people around us. Proud Mama here! My girl knows her owls!

My favorite of the day...this tiny doll dress. Sewn by a young girl, or a loving Indian mother, this little gem was made from animal hide and decorated with shells...just like the clothing worn by the women of the tribe.

I'll leave you with a few of our favorites from this wonderful visit...

...snowy owl

...otters, another of Annie's favorites

We thought this bat skeleton was pretty cool.

...a gorgeous Tom turkey

...a robin eagle

...a beautiful, small basket

We spent five wonderful hours at this fine museum...looking and learning. We could easily have spent five more.


More adventures to come...

Enjoy the day,


  1. Wow Robyn, so interesting, would love to go to that museum too....Thanks for sharing, Blessings Francine.

  2. What a fine vacation you are having! That museum looks wonderful, thanks for sharing all of those pictures. I hope this government shutdown doesn't effect any place that you are going.

  3. Good afternoon Robyn, I so enjoy reading about your adventures... and how wonderful to have Annie along for company. Annie is a real trooper and always has a smile on her face..I'm sure many of "us" could learn a thing or two from Annie...that girl knows her stuff...Blessings

  4. So glad you enjoyed the Field Museum! It is one of my boys favorites, too. Haven't been there in a few years. Maybe it is time for a visit :) Can't wait to see where else you go!
    Blessings, Patti

  5. It looks like a wonderful museum! So that's where Sue is -- I couldn't remember. Love seeing all the beautiful displays!

  6. Thanks so much Robyn for taking us on a Field Museum tour. I too love owls like Annie although I don't know much about them like she does. I think it's cool that Annie knows so much about them. I'm so glad that she got top see Sue, the otters and all those gorgeous owls close up.

    Take care and thanks for sharing this.

    Hugs for you and Annie,

  7. *****take annie for a fun lunch at ed debevic's at 640 wells st in chicago. the number is 312 664 1707.

  8. I have never been to Chicago, but after seeing all of these deightful photos, would now love to visit.
    So many things to see. I agree with you, walking the city is a great way to feel the heartbeat !