Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chapter 2 page 413 - last Chi Town post, I promise: tourist edition

When doing a destination race, it's important to see the sights - that's exactly what we did. . .

Congress Plaza Hotel - race host hotel - very historic!  

It's too bad you can't see the detail - though click on the photo to enlarge it - those mosaics are made up of individual 1/2 inch tiles - B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

 Navy Pier - Friday evening/night (perfect time to go - watch the sunset then see the city's lights)

3-D model of the loop . . . at this scale, a human would be the size of a flea . . . 
We used this to 'see' the route we would be running for the half - VERY cool.  Also, every 15 minutes the lighting on the model simulated the lighting/shadows of the summer solstice! 

Willis' Tower (formerly Sear's Tower)
We waited 90 minutes just to get tickets - while we waited a storm had come into the city (BOO!)

Chocolate Shops

Water Tower (mall)

 Downtown Loop Parks

Post race photo looking out to Lake Michigan


  1. I love love love Chigago! Sounds like you had a wondeful time!!!!! That's great! Now... I want to go back.
    SO many fabulous restaurants!
    Have a pretty day!

  2. I have never been to Chicago - this post makes me want to go badly! :) I really don't mind the Chicago posts!

  3. Keep them going for me too!! Did you buy that hershey's bar?

  4. Oooh... now I really want to go back to Chicago!