Fireman and I do love to visit our city.
Yesterday was our anniversary.
We stayed a night at the Drake Hotel.
The prices were quite reasonable.
The manager sent up a complimentary bottle of champagne.
We saw horse drawn carriages, mounted police, and
many little children waiting to talk to Santa Claus.
Chicago gets a bad rap.
It is very very safe to visit the tourist areas.
It is a very clean and green city.
Our Lake rivals the oceans.
We love our city.
We live and die with our Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Hawks and Fire.
Come visit us.
Summer is the BEST time in the city I think.
This was the spectacular view from our room.
So many people bringing their dogs to the beach, even in winter.
It was so fun to see the city ALIVE at all hours.
The carolers were part of the Drake's Ornate Holiday decor.
Today, Allison and Nathan arrive home!
WE WILL open those cookies tonight.
Zach's students begin break in a few hours.
Lord help the parents!
Here's to some knitting with my girl tonight,
next to the tree and by the warm fire.