Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Rest of Chicago (In Pictures)

This was the beginning of our Sunday adventure.   The parks were packed and there were all kinds of activities going on.  I tried to get a pic of myself in front of the globe, but it didn't work out.

A very impressive city.  It appears that the city is well-managed.  It's very clean and there are restaurants, coffee bars, theaters and museums and most of the venues are free and we were surprised that things were not expensive.

They have created some pretty imaginative gardens that fulfill the needs of the outdoors and fresh air.  I have to admit, it could be a glum looking place.  When we first pulled into town it looked run down and the above ground is old and rusted.  Apparently, crime has decreased after the last year of violence where a teenager was gunned down everyday.

A stroll along the riverwalk watching the ships go by.  Amazing the number of people taking the tour through the skyscrapers.  We saw the Trump building, Oprah's apartment, and one-bedroom condos that go for $300,000.  Yikes!

Monday came too soon and it was time to say goodbye.  Enrique went off to work and Fabi and the twins went to the summer camp at their Catholic school where Fabi works as a secretary.  Off we headed to Fort Wayne and ended up in Ada, Oh. where Juan did his Fulbright.  That comes next.

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