Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Day in Chicago

From our campground we caught a commuter train into Chicago for a few hours.  We grabbed lunch and walked around quite a bit, taking in the sights.

I liked seeing all the architecture.  It was a hot day, but some smoothies kept us from getting overheated.  The boys took some more pictures with their 'where in the world' gnomes.

I've always enjoyed seeing different cities.  This was my second time walking around Chicago. 

By the time we'd walked around for several hours, the twins were so worn out they fell asleep waiting for the train.  Cort slept the whole train ride back to our campground. 
What a day!  Readers, do you like visiting big cities?

26 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

I love visiting a big city and it makes me happy I don't have to live in one.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The boys look worn out.
I haven't been to a city since the 90s. No Roanoke isn't a city. There is a joke "If you think Roanoke is a city, you might be a redneck".

andy said...

Boy y'all covered alot of ground ! Glad it was such a great trip !

Gloria said...

The pictures are awesome Lisa! We LOVE Chicago - it is definitely our favorite city to visit! I do like going to big cities occasionally but my favorite trip would be to the mountains where there isn't heavy traffic, honking horns and a million people :)

I Am Woody said...

While exciting and I love to visit anywhere given the opportunity but I usually choose country over city :)

Lynn said...

I enjoyed this time spent in Chicago, loved the boys sleeping a perfect shot after a perfect day! the pick after your dog sign is great!

TexWisGirl said...

i like chicago. lots of culture and GREAT food!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great pictures! Your boys do look tired out--great that they can sleep amid the noise of the city.

I do like visiting cities. I've never visited Chicago--just the airport. :-) It's on my list.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I adore visiting big cities, and Chicago is my favorite one of all!

mail4rosey said...

I love visiting big cities, and I love Chicago!! Great pic of the tall buildings!

Sally said...

Well, I've never been so I thank you for posting the photo's. :)

Sleepy little boys. So sweet.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My kinda town Chicago is.....
I lived in the suburbs for 38 years of my life. The city is amazing!

Blackberry Lane said...

I'm not much of a traveler, but I do enjoy seeing others' photos. I love the architecture you have shared. Sweet, tired babies. I know they had a full day of sightseeing.

Valerie said...

I used to love big cities-I even lived in Seattle once. I still like to visit, but the allure isn't the same-and big cities tend to overwhelm me. I'm more small town now;)

Chicago looks beautiful by the way. Those old buildings are cool!

Michaela said...

I like visiting everything, big or small! Never been to the USA yet though..

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great photos! I really love Chicago. I've only been a couple times but it's one of my favorite cities I've visited. Of course I am a country girl, but I do like visiting big cities every once in a while.

Ginny said...

WOW, those big skyscrapers are right on the river! What a sweet picture of the two boys asleep! I always wonder how little kids can sleep with their necks all bent over in cars. I LOVE seeing new places, but do not travel well.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think I would have been ready for a nap too.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Looks like so much fun. Just looking at your sleeping boys made me tired.

Lin said...

We like living in the suburbs of Chicago--we can access all the fun things in the city, but then we can escape to the burbs for a quieter life. My husband takes the train into the city to work and loves it.

I'm glad you enjoyed our fair city.

Judy said...

I do miss that city! Looking at that last photo it looks like your boys had a wonderful time.

alissa apel said...

We did enjoy Chicago last year!

Jill said...

Bless those sweet little boys!

SweetMarie said...

We've never been to Chicago. Enjoyed these pics very much! Your boys are adorable, as always. :)

Ercotravels said...

Looks an interesting visit to Chicago. great captures of the tall and beautiful buildings. thanks for sharing your experience through this nice post.

Chatty Crone said...

That brought back memories - Chicago is my home town!