While we are excited about moving to Colorado this fall, we won’t deny we will miss Chicago. (We just won’t miss driving downtown or paying to park downtown!) Today we decided to brave both and visit Millennium Park and our nephew Parker tagged along for the fun. (Click on any image for a larger viewing)
Our reflection in the Giant Silver “Bean” – the main attraction.
Sara and I in a rare moment with few people around, it was VERY crowded!
A fish-eye lens was almost redundant here!
Can you find Sara and Luke? Another fish-eys shot of the Bean.
Luke checkin’ out the Bean!
With the fish-eye lens I could get the whole Bean in the picture, kinda cool.
Luke lays down and just soaks it all in.
Luke underneath holding the whole Bean above him!
Mommy and her little bean in front of the Bean!
Next we headed over to the fountains where the kids can run and play in the water. It was pretty cool. Hundreds of kids, running and splashing, and laughing. It was very relaxing and seemed to hearken back to the days of community pools and parks – something we don’t have much of today. It was nice. Luke was mesmerized by the video displays behind the water walls. It was all pretty high tech and simple at the same time.
I love this picture. Click the image for a bigger viewing.
Look at the JOY in this kids face!
He chased me around for what seemed forever. Click for bigger image.
We had a great time. Other than extortion parking and over priced ice creme, the day was free and sunny and we went down in the convertible which made it even better for viewing buildings in the downtown area. (At least that’s what my passengers tell me, I had to keep my eyes on the pedestrians, cabs, and crazy drivers!)