A Beautiful Day in Chicago
Although sweltering hot in the Midwest’s intense heat wave this week, I spent a few days with my son in Chicago. Since I’ve visited the city’s famous museums several times, my son took me on an architecture/historical Chicago river boat tour. It was fantastic and I highly recommend this on your “bucket list”. At the end of this mini-photo tour, you’ll see what traditional and famous Chicago treat we had for dinner!
The “Aqua” building that won best architecture design award in the world this year!
The design of the balconies imitates the waves of Lake Michigan.
Flowers are everywhere lining the river and Chicago streets, hanging from balconies, along walk-ways, and more.
Kayakers out on the river enjoying the sunny day!
My son on the boat with the Chicago sky-line and Sears Tower in the background.
After the end of the architectural river boat tour, we ended the day with a delicious, out-of-this-world, super deep-dish and stuffed Chicago-style pizza!
As “old blue eyes” used to sing, “Chicago is my kind of town!”
What a great weekend with my son!
Beautiful pic’s.My brotehr ‘s father in law lives in Chicago and I remember all the stories (especially about food) that he brought back from his last visit.Amazing city.Would like to visit sometime:)
Oh Roz! Get out! I’ve only ever dreamt of those Chicago deep dish pies. That one is singing my name. It looks delicious. What wonderful weather too you had in Chicago. Sounds like a lovely, lovely time!
Anne @ Domesblissity x
Hi Roz, I love visiting Chicago. Haven’t done the boat trip…next time. My fun food on the last trip was a Chicago hot dog. Loved the pickle and spot peppers on it.
Oh great pictures. It is funny- my husband is actually in chicago right now for business!
One of my boys lives in Chicago too, and I hope to visit him before my summer’s over. That boat trip looks like fun, and that pizza looks like more! 🙂
Hi Roz…wow, thank you for sharing the lovely photos of Chicago. What a beautiful city! Hope your day is going well. Regards, from the other Roz in Canada.
I love the architectural tour, definitely agree that its a must. i’m heading to chicago next weekend. after looking at your pictures, I’m going to have to eat some deep dish when i’m there 🙂
Great tour Roz. Your son is very handsome and has good taste to treat you to authentic Chicago pizza.
Great photos of Chicago! My daughter lives there and I always look forward to my visits. I have yet to see the city from the water and now can’t wait to do it. Love your post!
I LOVE this architectural tour!! I recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago. We went on a day similar to yours and it was fantastic.
I have done it and I would do it again tomorrow!
(long walk from Australia)
I’ve taken that tour a couple times an really appreciated the unique ‘eye’ on the city it provides. It’s a good thing I’ve just had breakfast or I might have had to run to the kitchen for treats after viewing those pics of the Chicago-style pizza – sure I like a thin crust pizza but once in a while a slice of deep-dish oozing with cheese and sausage is just what is needed.MMMMM