We took the girls to the city this Labor Day. Middle daughter’s birthday is coming up and we took the girls to the American Girl store and bought her a Kanani doll. She loved the doll, I loved the great photo opportunities.
I’ve always loved the building housing the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here’s an out of the window shot I took while we drove into the city. I almost wish I hadn’t looked up their website, then I wouldn’t have discovered they offer Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the biosciences. It was once a dream I’d have my Ph.D. someday.
It was a beautiful day, a little chilly, but sunny and bright.
I snapped a photo of Buckingham Fountain from the passenger seat of the car. Not too bad considering it was out the driver’s side window. You know, normally, it’s difficult to get the right look when buildings are in the background, but I think this looks good with the background buildings. I like the slender, shiny skyscraper off to the left and the red one off to the right of the fountain.
I had husband drop us off outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. It has a very plain and gray facade, but I thought I’d brighten it up with my youngest daughter.
Husband parked at the Drake Hotel, north of Water Tower Place. So we got the chance to walk past another famous landmark – the Hancock building. I’ve lived near the windy city most of my life and have NEVER even walked past the building.
I love the rays of sun in this shot and the black building against the bright blue sky.
Husband was thirsty, so we headed down to the Jamba Juice. I love the semi-circular staircase. Middle daughter is holding Kanani down at the bottom of the steps in front of me, and oldest daughter and youngest daughter are by the railing of the circular staircase.
It was a good outing, and I think about our fourth trip to the big city. I don’t ever recall visiting the city as a child, and I’m really glad I get the opportunity to more and more now that the girls are older and seem to tolerate it well.