Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I finally got around to uploading our photos from Memorial Day weekend.  I won't bore you with the 200 pictures that were taken, but with just a few from the city.  The weather was rather iffy, but regardless Joe and I continued to wander the streets of Chicago.  We did mostly outdoor site seeing unless it was shopping, eating or The Art Institute of Chicago.  For one we didn't have a lot of time to adventure and second the lines were long as it was a holiday weekend.

The last time we were in Chicago was this past Christmas and it was cold! cold! cold!  There was no way we were going to walk all around the city except for of course shopping.  Prior to that was in 2006 when we ran the Chicago marathon.  We did see the city in 26.2 miles, but let me tell you I vow never to view a city like that again!  i'm still recovering...  and it had been years since I visited the windy city prior to the marathon...

You can find more photos from Chicago on instagram @ eloquentenglish

Buckingham Fountain

Lake Michigan

Purple Alliums 

Millennium Park - Cloud Gate aka The Bean

It's like where's Waldo, but where's Amanda and Joe?

Sears (Willis) Tower

The Chicago Theatre

The Art Institute of Chicago
Painting by Grant Wood
American Gothic, 1930


  1. Is an amazing city, I'd love to visit! Great photos, you look so cute in the first one! xo

  2. What awesome shots! My hubby and I went for NYE, so it was cold like when you went and we got zero pics. Gotta get back there!!!

  3. Stunning travel photos! Love the one of the vibrant purple flowers.

    Emily Jenny
    Stiletto Beats

  4. WOW that fountain is CRAZY beautiful!!

  5. Wow Amanda!
    I love these photos!
    They are amazing!
    And thanks to you I'm discovering another (!!!) new city that I would like to visit!
    Have a nice day!

  6. Looks like a good trip!

    xo Jennifer


  7. What a beautiful city! I am definitely hoping to travel there sometime soon :) Thanks for sharing!!

    If you have a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  8. I absolutely love Chicago and now you have me wishing I was in the city! Lovely pictures. xx

  9. These photos are great! It looks like such a fun weekend!


  10. So fun!!! I neeeeed to visit Chicago sometime! Love the bean picture :)



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