Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Last Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, Kathy, Faith, Dawn, and Peggy left sunny Florida and traveled to Chicago. Nyla joined us from her home in Iowa. We had a wonderful time seeing the sights and visiting with one another. We stayed at the Allegro Hotel right in the theater district. We rode city trains and buses all over the place. Here you see a sign from the Chicago Theater and a good shot of us waiting for the subway train.

Of course, you know I was looking for this cow left over from the famous Chicago Cow Parade in 1999. Chicago was the first city in the United States to host the Cow Parade.

We were happy to see there were still some trees covered with beautiful fall leaves in Millennium Park. That fabulous sculpture is called Cloud Gate. I was tickled to see the buildings reflected on the sculpture in this picture.

We returned home on Tuesday, Nov. 11. I had a fabulous time with my friends, and I took a bunch of pictures. I'll be sharing them on future blogs. In my opinion, Chicago is a very friendly city, and a great place to visit. I definitely want to go back.


Anonymous said...

Hi Faith
Oh how much fun you must have had with your friends. You all look so happy and so warm. I'd love to be able to do that too with friends. It looks like you have the bull by the horns or is that a cow?

I am posting something about may be interested in the pics.

I'm glad you had such a great time. I've never been to Chicago but I know 2 people who have recently gone and they loved it.

Have a great day

Anonymous said...

It`s a great thing to spend time with friends, who understand each other and with whom you can talk what ever - almost :)

Thank you for your visit here faraway, it`s a long journey from your place in many ways.

I publish photos on my blog only now and then, because I am making photo books to my grandchildren for Christmas - five books from hundreds of photos.
They have used to get them.
It`s nice work, but takes many, many days!

Happy days to you and your family!

gina said...

That last picture is really neat. I'm glad you had such a good time. Can't wait to hear stories and see more pics. :)

Beverly said...

It all sounds perfect. Welcome home.

I would love to go to Chicago one day.

Smilingsal said...

I know you were happy to see Your cow! I sure hope you got some good pizza.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi faith, my daughter visited Chicago with some of her girlfriends a few years ago and she told me how great that city is !!! so much to do.
It is fun to get away and see new things.. I am glad you had a good time. Hugs, Baba