Friday, November 14, 2008
Trip to Chicago
So I know I briefly blogged about our Chicago trip before, but I wanted to get some pics up. Guess what I spent 4 hours doing today...downloading the last year and a half of pics from my digital camera! I've been meaning to do it for a while but haven't gotten around to it. So here are some pics I got & some background about them.
Pic #1: Darren and I outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. We made it pretty much all the way through before we had to leave due to starvation. Pretty good museum in my opinion. And I got an educator discount, even better ;)
Pic #2: Darren looking up at the John Hancock building, which made both of us dizzy. When completed in 1969, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. It is the third-tallest skyscraper in Chicago and the fifth-tallest in the United States, after the Sears Tower, the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower and the Aon Center.
Pic #3: Me & my girlfriend Coot in the Signature Lounge of the John Hancock building where we paid $12 for a plate of chips & salsa smaller than a nacho's belgrande!
Pic #4:Don't really know what this is all about but I spotted it near the bus stop outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thought it was kind of neat.
Pic #5: Darren & I in front of the Chicago Water Tower which is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of the pump house keeper who died there in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some incorrectly believe that the tower was the only building to survive the fire, a few other buildings in the burned district survived along with the tower. But the water tower was the only public building in the burned zone to survive, and is the only one of the surviving structures still standing.
Ok, I hope these captions are in order because they loaded differently than I chose them. I have more pics that I'll be posting on a seperate blog. Why does it limit me? That really grinds my gears!!
More to come!