As you all know, Kyle Thomas and I are in Chicago. And I am not typically the kind of person that likes to just go off on their own and you know, explore. Especially in big cities. Don’t get me wrong, I do like exploring new places, just not when I have to fly solo! I get nervous because I have a god awful sense of direction! Seriously. If I feel like I am headed in the right direction, then that is the first clue that I am, in fact, headed in the wrong direction. Bad sense of direction runs in my family, apparently. My mom has no clue when it comes to directions, nor does my sister. When the three of us get together, oh man. It isn’t pretty.
And the weather in Chicago yesterday was not good. Very bad weather for spending time outside. But today? Today is gorgeous and sunny and lovely! I couldn’t spend it inside the hotel all day! (BTW-the downstairs lobby in this hotel is like…I don’t know…a bustling airport cafe…lots of grouchy looking people on laptops surrounded by luggage. It is slightly annoying.)
So, I ventured out ALONE and headed for Michigan Avenue, which is also known as ‘Magnificent Mile’! Here are some of the pictures that I took:
This Marilyn Monroe statue is fairly new-it was just unveiled in July and is quite the popular spot for photos! I couldn’t get a shot of her without other people getting in the way! Dang it!
Notice in the photo above…the people just sitting there? There were literally like 20 people hovering around this statue to get picture of it and with it, and those two are just sitting there? Photo-bombing every.single.picture. I think that is very inconsiderate. There are plenty of other places to sit….like the benches that are five feet away!! Come on, people! Do you really have to sit right on the base of the statue so no one has a chance at getting a good picture?! Ugh! It really kinda ticks me off!
On a happier note….you know I had to get a picture of her undies!
Marilyn has on white granny panties! Ha!
Okay, moving along….
NBC Studios! Kinda cool….
Me with the NBC Peacock on my head…sorta…
I was wearing a blue blazer, but it was too hot out, so I had to take it off. (The outfit was cuter with the blazer!)
And for my football playin’ little bro-in-law…..
In case he is ever in Chicago, he will definitely want to know where this place is!!
I even snapped a couple of photos of the river….and a tour boat….
After I was done walking around (bad idea wearing wedges-my feet started hurting!) I perched here…..
And just did a bit of people watching! Until, that is, a strange man walked over and started talking to me. That was my que to head back to the hotel!
One more picture I forgot, though….
I don’t remember what building this was….but it looked super-cool and had hunks of other buildings from around the world in it! See….
Waaaaay cool, IMO! I love that kind of stuff! One of the other walls had a piece of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, which I got really excited about, since I visited Egypt a couple of years ago!
Anyhoo, now that I have shared with you some of my pictures, I am thinking about venturing back out, while it is still light outside! Kyle Thomas is still in his conference, and I am feelin’ brave! Here I go!