Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Kind of Town . . .

Last weekend, we spent some spring break time with my brother, Kahn, and his wife, Kavi, in Chicago. I love that town.

They live in Lincoln Park, a super cool part of the city that's packed with interesting buildings and homes that are narrow, but long.

Although we spent a lot of time just hanging out at home relaxing (ahhhh . . .), we did get out some.

We hit the Lincoln Park Zoo, a free zoo right in the heart of downtown. It's great to be at a zoo looking at animals with the backdrop of huge skyscrapers looming in the distance.

It was a really quality zoo and I wish we would have had more time to explore, but what we did see was wonderful.

Another place we checked out was the Chicago Music Exchange.

They have rows and rows of guitars that you can pluck off the wall and play. Brendan loves it here.

I love the style of this place. Big chandeliers and fluffy couches with the instruments as the artistic centerpieces.

I especially enjoyed this room.

This was really funny.

This is now.

And this was then. Kahn was about 17 in this picture. Brendan was about 3 weeks old. 15 years has flown by.

Another great thing about Chicago is that you can walk to all these wonderful places. We love this breakfast place called Wishbone. Very fun decor.

Another section of Wishbone.

The weather was perfect while we were there, sunny and nearly 60 degrees. What a super spring break! I'm glad we got to get away because now it's time to get to work. We're packing up our house in preparation for a move to a bigger place. Yeah!!!!!!


andrea said...

your trip looked so fun, I love Chicago too! OH, Im so jealous, your moving to a bigger space? Where too?

Anonymous said...

I love shots like the "then and now" one... Looks like it was a great time! Good luck with the move!