Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chicago...Take Two!

We went to Chicago for Chris' 40th Birthday (again...) and saw U2! This is us before the concert. We had incredible seats and incredible friends that went with us. We planned on going to U2 last year for his real 40th but Bono hurt his back and the tour was postponed. We went anyway and had a great time but when we found out when U2 rescheduled...we made our way back to the Windy City! It was awesome and the weather couldn't have been nicer. The highest we hit was 85 and hardly any humidity. Last was almost 100 degrees and extremely humid!
We had an awesome time and went with several great friends

Here we are prior to the concert at Water Mark Tavern

The next day we headed down to Navy Pier

They had an interesting Bob Newhart statue with guest couch

Chris enjoyed the spot on the couch with Bob. The piece was made of metal and even though the temps were great...the sun was still out so it made the conversation brief as it felt like you were sitting on a grill.

We hopped on a water taxi and headed down to Michigan Avenue...aka...The Magnificent Mile...aka...a full mile of awesome stores for four shoppaholics to enjoy!

Here we are on the top deck of the water taxi with part of ChiTown's skyline behind us

Chicago is such a beautiful an fun city. We LOVE going there!

Here is the canal that leads into the city

Don't know the name of the center building but it was a nice center piece for this picture. The architecture of Downtown Chicago was really cool.

Here we are at the entrance to the Chicago Tribune

That night, we made it to Second City and saw "South Side of Heaven". It was a bunch of short skits by some of the most hilarious people we have seen. A lot of Second City alumni have gone on to Saturday Night Live and Hollywood fame. We expect to see some of the guys and gals in this production there one day too. They kept us laughing for almost 3 hours and was a great "last night" treat to a wonderful trip!

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