July 26, 2011

Scenes from Chicago...

We took a quick trip to Chicago to visit our best friends over the weekend. Here are a few of my favorite pictures taken from the front seat while Chris navigated the crazy Chicago traffic.

One of the evenings, we enjoyed the Lake MI shoreline and watched the development of a wicked thunder/rain storm.

Andrea and I indulged in some power shopping, while the girls and our hubbies, went to the Museum of Science and Industry.

All the hands-on activities and interactive displays always keep the girls wanting to come back for more.

A U-505 Submarine.
The only German submarine in the United States.


Petroleum Planet

I didn't take many pictures over the weekend, but take my word, time always flies by when we visit our best friends. There's always so much to see and do in Chicago and we have so much fun getting our families together. We're hoping to convince our friends to join us on our upcoming trip to Mackinac Island. Keeping our fingers crossed for future adventures together!!


XOXO


15 comments:

Jboo said...

Love love love Chicago! What fun and you are so lucky to be close enough to drive!

Janet

Lee said...

Oh, what fun! I don't blame you in choosing shopping over the museum...although it is a terrific museum, a girl needs her shopping time!
Great picture of the storm cloud-wow!
Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

I have never been to Chicago. This looks really fun. So glad you had a great time.

Courtney said...

What a wonderful quick trip with friends. Looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun. I have never been to Chicago but it looks like a great place to be.

My Vintage Mending said...

A number of years ago we did a girls weekend in Chicago during Dec. The windows with all the Christmas decor were unbelievable. I can only imagine how nice it was during warmer weather. We forced ourselves to ride in a cab and take the L...then we promised never to do it again...smiles...Renee

Cindy said...

Chris and I would love to take the kids to Chicago. We really enjoyed the visit we had the fall before JJ was born. Now that is one evil- looking storm cloud!!!

Glad you were able to visit with your friends...

Cindy

Karin said...

How fun!! I am green with envy that you are going to Mackinac Island!! Be sure to take lots of pictures so I can enjoy it vicariously. :)

birdie blue said...

so glad you had a nice time. did the girls check out the coalmine @ the museum of science & industry? we're heading to the art institute in the morning with some out of town family. always so much to do downtown.

xo
~molly

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Looks like lots of fun...Chicago is such a great city.

vivian said...

Good morning Kim, always something going on around there huh? a trip with your best friends sounds great. we have two familys that we are really close too and I've been trying to talk them into all going away together for years. Ive always thought it would be a blast to rent a giant beach house with lots of bedrooms for all of us and all our kids.. but its one of those things that we talk about and never do!
anyways, I'm glad you had a good time and jealous that yoru planning another beach trip!! lucky you! I have my daughters wedding in august.. so thats about it for me this year!
have a great day!
xo
vivian

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Kim, the picture of that thunderstorm is breathtaking. Glad you were able to get away for a bit of fun this weekend :) The girls look like they had a blast at the museum too. It's so hard to remember to take pictures when you're having that much fun

Katia said...

I have dream: trip to Chicago!
Io ho da sempre il desiderio di conoscere questa città che immagino allo stesso tempo tecnologica e in po "retrò", ma comunque molto umana ed interessante.
Divertente le avventure delle ragazze al museo.
Kiss from Italy!

Jodee said...

What a fun trip to Chicago. It looks like everyone had a blast! Cute pictures!

Cheryl G. said...

I've never been to Chicago. Any vacation is fantastic and you make it look like a great place!

Prenderbergs said...

I really like the Museum of Science and Industry! Looks like you had a great time! :)