I really love venturing into the City. My husband, who isn't nearly as keen on crowds/tall buildings/hoards of people/traffic as I am, suspects that my zeal is simply that it gives me the opportunity to take a zillion pictures. And while there is THAT, because I did take a zillion and TWO photos, there's also so much more. I think I love it because it is so drastically different from where we live. Sometimes I crave different..... variety.... change..... mainly so I can take photos of it. But still!
We wanted to see the holiday lights and window displays and all that good stuff. It was a relatively nice day, so we seized the opportunity to get out there and make some memories. Ironically, we didn't really see the window displays we were hoping to see. State Street Macy's is the place for that, NOT Michigan Avenue Macy's. Who knew? Well, the majority of Chicagoans know, just not us.
Oh well, we still found lots of good stuff.....
We did find the GIGANTIC Marilyn Monroe. I'll spare you the backside shot.
We also found Lego Land! Bonus.
And after wandering the city for a few hours, we felt the overwhelming urge to partake in some yummy deep-dish Pizza. That's just what happens in Chicago.
Unfortunately, we had a very pouty kid going in. He couldn't eat a thing because his giant front tooth was hanging on by a thread........ until he popped that baby out. He was so excited that he could finally take a giant bite of Pizza!
After dinner, it was dark enough to really get a feel for how magnificent the Magnificent Mile is this time of year. WOW.
And then, THEN...... we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo................. and ZABAMMMMM those lights were REALLY SOMETHING!
We were at a Zoo, so there were also a few animal sightings. How exciting!
So that was our Sunday afternoon adventure.
It was fun, maybe a new annual tradition perhaps?
And next year, we will even find the window displays!