A Quick Adventure

ball field

A last-minute weekend road trip to Chicago brought an opportunity to work on a  few pano photos. Above: Cardinals vs. Cubs.
And I’m happy to report that St. Louisans saw a winner! I’m happier to report that we witnessed Yadi smack one out and heard “Yadi! Yadi! Yadi!” chanted throughout Wrigley Field by the Cardinal invasion. It was beautiful.

But I grudgingly admit that the Cubs fans were a lot of fun. I really enjoyed our hosts. With the exception of the world’s oldest, crankiest fan who sat directly in front of me. But that’s a long story. Suffice it to say that someone should have pulled his beer after the fourth inning.

After the game, we headed to Navy Pier for dinner and a ride on the ferris wheel.
Two words: that view.

ferris wheelBut then there was this view. This was the view from our hotel. Oh my.

view pano nightThe view with daylight.
(Click on photo for detail of Navy Pier)

view panoBefore we headed home today, we stopped by Millennium Park for an art installation.The ball game was my kids’ reason for our road trip; this art installation was mine. Photos will follow below the panos.

Turns out that there was an air show going on today and some advertisers took advantage of the eyes searching the skies.


We rented bikes and rode along the shore. It was so neat to see the air show in progress while we pedaled along. Click below to see details and you’ll see four planes.


Now we’re home safe and sound, summer is officially over.
We managed to cram a lot of fun in a very small window.

Here are a few more photos from the weekend. This is a better detail of our hotel room view.


sky writing


boys and bean


For more about Jun Kaneko, the installation arts, click here.

boys and creatures

three blue


boys and dumplings

three square

red square

tanner and red square

blue square

Glow in the dark toy purchased at Navy Pier. He’s proud. Of the sword and the shirt.

tanner and lights

And just because it was cool…the hotel’s chandeliers.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. kgsmithkc@att.net says:

    Next time I go to Chicago, I wanna go with you!! Looks like you had a ton of fun!


  2. Amy says:

    Love the photos and the art installation. I will have to check it out! Sounds like a great trip.


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