Friday, November 25, 2005


We're in the Windy City for a couple of days, hanging out with our college junior sons while college freshman daughter spends the holiday with her roommate's family in southern Oregon.

We had a fabulous dinner last night at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, and have otherwise thrown all outdoor plans to the winds (literally) -- it was a rousing 13 degrees not counting wind chill when I got up this morning. So we've been to the Museum of Science and Industry and the top of the Hancock Building and the Field Museum. We left the Field tonight as the snow showered down and took off for the Marshall Fields' windows (Cinderella this year -- the last that the windows will appear under the Fields' moniker, as the stores have been bought by Macy's) and, quite by accident, the downtown holiday tree lighting.

I have lots of photos to share when I return, although many tonight were taken under less than optimal conditions: a huge and jostling crowd in a white Christmas snowstorm. But it's been fun.


Mary said...

Oh how I loved to see the store windows during the holidays as a kid! I heard that Marshall Fields was bought and that this may be the last year. I look forward to seeing pictures.

Virginia said...

Do you have time for the Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium? That and the science museum were my favorite stops in Chicago. . . . (science and nature... who would have guessed).

Peace, Virginia