Every year Kirk has a conference in Chicago. This year we were all out of school early and were lucky enough to tag along.

I had no idea that we would fall in love with the city. I was even able to get the boys to spend a day shopping on State Street. Thank goodness we don’t live there because it would be very difficult to stay on a budget with the seemingly endless stores with more inventory than I have ever seen.

Naturally we had to take in all the sights.

The Willis (formerly known as Sears) Tower. Incidentally, I was too chicken to walk out onto the glass platform.

Art institute. The boys tired of the art WAY before I did. Note the under appreciated Gauguins in the background.

The Bean.

University of Chicago and a fly by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes near the campus.

Rode the L, took a ton of taxis and walked our legs off to the John Hancock Tower, Field Museum of Natural History, Old Saint Patrick’s Church, The Magnificent Mile, Shedd Aquarium, Millenium Park and China Town.

Naturally we had some pizza. Very cheesy pizza.

I stumbled upon Argo Tea. Wonder if they are elsewhere because I loved the Nilgiri Black tea.

Had more pizza.

I hope we can go back next year. I better start saving, now that I know how much shopping there is!! What a great city.

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