Monday, August 30, 2010

Chicago Vacation: Part 2

Thursday, July 22, 2010:
We began our second day in Chicago with a boat tour on the Chicago River. The tour was given by an extremely knowledgable volunteer docent (tour guide) with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It was so interesting and a great way to see parts of the city that we otherwise wouldn't have experienced. We really enjoyed learning about the architecture and the stories of those who designed the city.

After our boat tour we decided to go eat deep dish Chicago-style pizza at Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza. It. was. amazing!

Our next stop was the Art Institute of Chicago. Admission was free on Thursday evenings after 5pm, so we decided to take advantage of that deal. We were able to see many famous original works of art including several Monet pieces.

In front of the Art Insitute

This pic is blurry because we couldn't use the flash, but it is one of
my favorite works of Monet.

When we were done at the Art Institute we walked over to Millennium Park to check out the Bean.

Tom playing in the water area with the kids.

Outdoor theater where a Brazilian quartet was performing a free concert
while the onlookers relaxed on the lawn.

The Bean!

We capped the night off with some gelato at a cute little Italian place called Caffe Baci. Mmm!

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