Greetings from Chicago

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About 15 minutes before our tour started at Wrigley Field.

It’s Monday in Chicago. A strong thunderstorm just came through the city this morning, causing trains to stop and everyone to run for cover. The storm did bring, however, a brief respite from the hot and humid weather promised for the day.

Navy Pier, though cloudy, offered fun photo opportunities – including the four of us crammed into a photo booth!  We walked along the pier and took photos of lighthouses and the sailboats going by. To keep dry and out of the drizzle and mist lingering from the earlier storm, we walked through the Smith Stained Glass Museum. Beautiful illuminated works, including some by Tiffany, brightened up an otherwise dreary morning.

Wrigley Field, Chicago

Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos on my phone yet today, so I don’t have any to share from these adventures.  I did take some photos yesterday when we were on a tour at Wrigley Field and when we went to the Second City Comedy show.

It was fun to learn about the history of the ballpark – including how the original lights purchased for night games in the 1940s were not installed because they were donated to the war efforts. Lights were not put in until the 1980s.

Second City also offered lots of history as well. Notable comedic actors like John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Chevy Chase have all been a part of Second City. The show we saw was part scripted, part improv, and lots of fun.

The second stage at Second City.

As I type this blog post on my phone, I’m traveling through the city on a bus toward the Willis Tower – formerly the Sears Tower. Let’s hope the weather has cleared enough for a good view…

-Melissa
The Jersey Girl

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