On a quick side note, my friend Jacin over at She Said Yes is on her honeymoon and I’m a guest blogger there today. Go check out her blog and of course while you’re there read what I wrote :). It’s about the Love List. It looks/sounds like she planned a beautiful wedding (Sept 25) and I can’t wait to see photos!
Ok here’s the rest of the Monday Photos from our honeymoon. So I found some photos I took on my phone also so again as usual, this blog is Jam Packed full of photos! What can I say, I love them!!!
This was just a skyline shot. It’d have been great if that light pole hadn’t jumped in my way 🙂
Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears
Lakefront Drive… can you guess where it runs by 😉 (hint: Lake Michigan)
I don’t know what the name of this building is (look at the black thing just over the tree line). It is a convention center. The tour guide said it is as long as what the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower) is tall.
Shedd Aquarium. The tour guide said this was an excellent aquarium but we didn’t have time to visit :(. This just gives us a reason to go back!!!
So about a year ago a company from London called Willis bought enough of the Sears Tower to get naming rights. They chose to re-name the famous Sears Tower to the Willis Tower. Everyone still refers to it as the Sears Tower and the tour guide said that Willis “Gained some popularity” with the name change.
Here is a shot of Navy Pier in it’s entirety. The tour guide said this was one of the only shots available to see the entire thing. (Look for the Ferris Wheel, see it… ok you’re looking at Navy Pier) 🙂 It started out as Municipal Pier #2. There were plans to have 5. 1, 3, 4, & 5 were never built.
Here is a full shot of Trump Towers and the back of PC’s head. Woops 🙂
Here’s a view of the Chicago River on one of the bridges. Here’s a cool fact about the Chicago River, every year around St. Patrick’s Day they dye the river Green. (I’ve seen it, pretty cool). A motor boat weaves back and forth dumping green coloring into the river.
This building here has a blimp (Zeppelin) docking Station. You see the Yellow Ball on top? When they used to come into the city via blimp, that was where they docked and then there were spiral stair cases that took you all the way down to street level.
Here is the car/walking entrance to Navy Pier
This is Centennial Fountain. It was given to Chicago in their Centennial year. It goes off every hour on the hour for 10 minutes. The boats plan their schedules around the fountain because it stops water traffic for 10 minutes.
Haha, here we are again. We didn’t get lost I swear! And yesterday I saw someone ask, was it windy… you can’t really tell by this picture my hair is in my face, but one from yesterday’s post it blew my bangs right in my eyes when the camera took… Monday was extremely windy and the tour guide said the wind had actually picked up in the last few days.
This would have been a pretty church had they not been remodeling it. It is actually the church that was used in the filming of My Best Friend’s Wedding.
This was looking up at the Hancock Center. those Dang Street Lights!!! I swear 🙂 The criss crosses that you see going up are actually there for stability. The building is actually wider at the base than at the top. They say most sky scrapers sway 3-4 feet, the Hancock Center only sways about a foot either direction so they had to figure out a way to stabilize it for the Chicago Winds.
This was one of the hotels we had the choice of staying in. I personally took the photo because we have a place here at home called The Drake.
Hard Rock Cafe.
We actually wound up eating dinner there on Tuesday night. The arches in the background is the McDonald’s next door 🙂
This building just fascinated us 🙂
This is the famous Sears (Willis) Tower. Now you’ve seen emails about the deck around the 102nd floor (give or take a few floors, I can’t remember the actual floor number). I kind of always wondered if they were truly there… well wonder no more, I saw them with my own eyes!
And here is the Chicago Theater. The famous place from all those pictures!
We got to go on a lovely walk around the city, seeing the residential side I had never seen before. It was a great walk, we even got to walk in the rain in Chicago 🙂
Our Yummy cheeseburger pizza. Oh I’m hungry just looking at this!!!
We decided to go to The Melting Pot. It was expensive but boy was it excellent! And our waiter was the coolest. He found out we were on our honeymoon and brought us Wine on the house. Usually they do Champagne but they were out and we don’t much care for champagne. But he brought us Moscato di Asti wine. It is a lovely dessert wine. When he brought it he told us what it was and we told him that was our absolute favorite. Later he wound up bringing us a second glass telling us that we needed it on our honeymoon 🙂
Here was the appetizer Cheese. We got the Fiesta Blend. It comes with unlimited bread, carrots, celery, apples, and tortilla chips.
It was so yummy! And we were so full… LOL
When the waiter brought the wine, he also brought us a rose. The wine glasses also had those light up bracelets on the stems.
We had our dinner and then it was time for dessert. We chose the Ying Yang. Our waiter told us this was the best ying yang he’d ever done. It was white & dark chocolate.
Dessert comes with unlimited (until your chocolate is done) strawberries, bananas, rice crispy treats, brownies, cheese cake, and marshmallows covered in Oreo cookies & graham crackers.
I swear we walked away from this meal 50 lbs heavier! LOL
It was EXCELLENT!!! It might be a little pricey but definitely worth it once in a while on special occasions such as this 🙂