Thursday, October 06, 2011

Chicago Part 2

On our way back to Chicago we decided to stop at the Chicago Botanical Gardens north of the city. We both haven't been back since we got engaged here almost 4 years ago. A trip down memory lane for us. It was a bit of a chilly day, but Harriet slept most of the time in the carrier so we had no complaints. The fall colors were just starting and there were a bunch of events going on like a bulb sale and a harvest festival.

You know it's fall when you see gourds.

What a pretty backdrop. This had potential to be a cute picture, guess not though.

An interesting way to train an apple tree. Very European.

From there we headed to our hotel in downtown. Overall we didn't much time to do too much, but I was able to go out and walk around Michigan Avenue during nap time time on Saturday and then we went over to Millennium Park, which was just a few blocks away.

This is kind of a where is Waldo. Do you see us?

The obligatory picture in front of the kidney bean sculpture.

One final post to come from the trip about the third, and final, wedding in three week marathon. To summarize the trip, it was a hard one for us with some highlights sprinkled in. We felt honored to be invited to our friends' intimate weddings and enjoyed celebrating with them. We saw some interesting things, visited friends and family and tried to maximize our time as best we could given weather, naps, attention spans and bedtime. Going in we knew it wouldn't be easy, but I don't think we could have quite anticipated the enormous toll the trip would take on Harriet and in turn, us. We are happy to be home in our own beds and back to our regular routine.

1 comment:

Louise said...

LOVE the gourd photo!