Greetings from Chicago, Illinois!

So I was at a Department of Labor conference in Chicago.  I wish I’d had more time to explore the old neighborhoods, since my grandfather and his family are from Chicago.  I was able to get in a six mile walk the first afternoon I was there, starting at my hotel, the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, then down Michigan Avenue, across to Lakeshore Boulevard, then back up along the lake.  The weather was in the low 60s – actually wished I’d brought a sweater!

Here’s what I saw:

Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Chicago River - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Chicago River – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Stone Planter - Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Stone Planter – Michigan Avenue – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Old Water Tower - Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Old Water Tower – Michigan Avenue – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Harris Theatre - Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Harris Theatre – Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Graces - Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Graces – Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Silver Horse and Rider - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Silver Horse and Rider – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Lion - Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Lion – Michigan Avenue – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Theodore Thomas Memorial - Grant Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Theodore Thomas Memorial – Grant Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

City Skyline - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

City Skyline – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Profile Sculpture - Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Profile Sculpture – Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

'The Bean' - Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

‘The Bean’ – Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Pediment - Michigan Avenue Bridge - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Pediment – Michigan Avenue Bridge – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Shoreline - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Shoreline – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015

Sculpture - Millennium Park - Chicago, Illinois - July 2015

Sculpture – Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – July 2015