My sister Sarah came to visit me last week for 3 1/2 great days! We got to do some sight seeing, some catching up (I hadn't seen her since 2 Christmases ago) and lots of laughing, since Sarah is funniest one in our family.
We went to the Science and Industry Museum... where we bought matching shirts! The shirt says Pluto: 1930-2006. Revolve in Peace. Get it?! hahaha. I also ordered a math T-shirt, but you'll have to wait in eager anticipation for that one.
We ate some Chicago-style-deep-dish pizza. I don't actually love it (and you know I love me some pizza) cuz it's kinda cassarole-ish.
Sarah and I took a guided tour of downtown on a bus (with fur!) where you can sit outside on top. It was like 75 degrees and the perfect day to walk around downtown. We got off at Millenium Park, Navy Pier, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Water Tower Place. Sarah tried on some shoe inserts at Water Tower place and the person was like "There is DIRT in your shoe?!!?" It was only like a tablespoon's worth, but I suppose people who walk around downtown all the time don't really have much opportunity to get dirt in their shoes.
This is a sculpture in Millenium Park called "the bean". You can see yourself and the skyline in its reflection.
These flowers were out downtown. Last weekend I went to an urban youth workers conference and one of the presenters said "It's not very many flowers in my neighborhood. So whenever I am at the grocery store I try to make sure I stop and smell the flowers."
Sarah thought it was funny/sad that this dog's whole yard is made out of concrete. Poor guy.
This building is called Merchandise Mart - it's so big it has its OWN ZIP CODE! I learned this on the tour... it was really interesting, if you come to visit me I volunteer to go on the tour again with you!