|best apple pancake at Walker Brothers Original House of Pancakes, Wilmette, IL|
|in front of the Pickwick theater in Park Ridge, IL|
|sitting on 2nd level, up top on a Metra train heading into Chicago - fun way to travel!|
|view of Chicago River from Riverside Plaza in the loop|
|by the Sears Tower|
|in front of Chicago's Art Institute lions on Michigan Avenue|
|Cloudgate aka "the bean" remains a popular tourist attraction in Millennium Park|
|Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago|
|on a walkway near Jay Pritzker Pavillion|
|Berghoff's root beer|
So we spent one afternoon doing the Chicago tourist thing. Check. We also went all over the suburbs visting family and friends - Wonder Lake, Aurora, Oswego, Wilmette, Winnetka, Mundelein, Addison and Glenview just to name a few. I grew up in Wilmette. We drove by one of the prettiest churches there, the Baha'i Temple:
Up though Lake County and McHenry County, some corn fields awaited harvesting.
|cornfield in McHenry County|
|old farm in McHenry County|
|by the Serbian Monestary "New Gracinica" in Lake County|
|family lunch at Houlihan's in Park Ridge, IL|
|drinks with friends at Dave & Busters in Addison, IL|
|lunch of wings from Hooters one day|
|shopping at Fry's electronics - we were like kids in a candy store|
|in front of my old high school New Trier in Winnetka, Illinois... we got a tour|
|in a New Trier hallway, the east campus in Winnetka Illinois - 3100 students attend New Trier and 95% go on to 4 year universities...|
We attended my high school reunion. Here I am with 3 other girls who went through kindergarten with me. We did girl scouts, too. Was good to see everyone!
About 200 people were at the reunion.
|with my awesome sister in her lovely home in Park Ridge|