Sombrero, which just happened to be next to the popular Margarita stand
Deep Dish Pizza
Registration table for the opening party
Crown Fountain at Millennium Park
Chicago Theatre Sign
an inappropriate joke waiting to happen...
a terrible picture of Megan Bell presenting at CANstruction at Merchandise Mart
If you liked this, you might be interested in what the BBC had to say about CANstruction:
This has nothing to do with CANstruction. It's a leftover from Artropolis. Some kind of pop art wax monster. Or someone just coming out from a swim in the Chicago River. Your call...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN! (Belated, but I told you in person. So...) Same night as CANstruction.
The Korean purse Katie got Megan
For Megan's birthday, she wanted to check out the Chicago Botanic Garden. About half of it was flooded from the very little rain we received. FYI-All of Chicago's topsoil was taken away by the glaciers, a very long time ago, leaving mostly clay. Therefore, basements, highways, and everything floods with very little rain. It's why Chicago was a swamp to begin with. It's so bad that if trees grow large enough, the clay suffocates the roots and they die. If that doesn't kill them, the water soaked soil with drown them. Crazy...
Whatever this plant is, it's extinct in the wild. So, you have to see it at the tree museum
Chicago Botanical Garden's "Groundskeeper Willie" must live here...
One of my many reasons for loving Chicago. Where else can I go and randomly come across a kid running around in a unicorn outfit in May? Not many...
Birthday dinner was at Ethiopian Diamond. We wanted to try it because neither of us have ever had African before. It was awesome and you should eat it. This is the appetizer of Sambusa, which is some kind of pastry with your choice of innards. We had potato and carrot. Behind is honey wine.
Our HUGE tray of lamb with spinach and chicken. There was salad and a few other sides. Plus, it was served on bread.
Here's the bread. On one side it's like felt. On the other, a sponge. All delicious
See! Megan likes it! So, try it out. The website is: http://www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com/
Ravenswood Manor Neighborhood Garage Sale.
Apparently, a 1902 exercise bike inherited by the seller. It weighs 4 ton...
The most disturbing item for sale. Why is Santa bathing in crackers? Why would I want to touch those crackers? What will I find once the crackers are gone? What's with the sack full of dip? What's with that look on St. Nicholas' face?
Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzel Restaurant. Never heard of them before, but they were giving away free lunches. It was like a more festive version of a Great Depression soup kitchen with better food and fanfare.
My half eaten free lunch. A nice still life of pizza pretzel, lemonade and missing apple cinnamon pods.