This is a photograph I took from the window of our hotel room on the 20th floor overlooking views of the Navy Pier, Millenium Park, Buckingham water fountain, several museums, Lincoln Park, and to the right you would also see Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Wrigley Field
I just returned home from a super fun trip to Chicago. It was just me and my two teenagers. We had so much fun & Chicago is SOOO beautiful, I thought I would share some images. CLICK HERE to view the slideshow I put together. (all images copyright Michelle Huber Photography)
When I was a kid, we used to take family vacations to Florida. We drove there (yes, all the way from Minnesota!) and part of the route included Chicago. My parents didn't like Chicago, so we took a route that diverted away from the city, actually took us through some of the dirty ourskirts of downtown. It wasn't until recently when I saw Chicago from an airplane that I decided Chicago was really a place to see. From the airplane (it was a connecting flight which was departing from Chicago O'Hare) I saw the Navy Pier with the boats and the ferris wheel, and the teal water of Lake Michigan. It looked so cool. That's when I became interested in Chicago.
This is a photograph that I took from the John Hancock Observatory, there's more images of the 360 views that I captured in the slideshow link above. These are the actual, natural colors by the way
I started paying more attention to what I heard about Chicago. My cousin and his wife liked going there to shop. My mother in law mentioned Wrigley Field. I'm not a big shopper, and I don't care for sports-allthough when I actually saw Wrigley Field, the architechture is really beautiful (at least from the view from our hotel, and driving by) I started researching Chicago, and read about all of the beautiful architechture, artistic landmarks and museums. One of the things I wanted to see was "The Bean".
Here's a photo I took of "The Bean" So lucky the sky was pure blue
Shedd Aquarium was another point of interest to me.
The Jellies exhibit was awesome, this is one of my favorite photos I took, I wish I would have written down the names of the species, they were all so beautiful
This octopus looked angry to me because it was red. I have seen them in person snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico, they change color...it's really something to see!
When I told my kids about the opportunity to do something fun together, I asked them for ideas. My son Eric, who is 14, said he wanted to travel by train, I had never been on a train either, so that is what we did, we took a train. It was fun once, I'm glad we did it, but I can't say I would love to do it again. However, I can't wait to go back to Chicago again sometime and bring the whole family! (I think we'll just drive, quicker, easier, and not much more expensive) It's official, I LOVE Chicago!!!