Saturday, May 10, 2014


Shauna's fiance Brad has been living just outside of Chicago for the past 7 months for his job. Since he was just a stones throw from the city we figured we would tag along with Shauna for a visit last weekend. Neither Rich nor I have ever spent any time in Chicago.

Brad actually was living in Westmont, which is west of Chicago so after driving the four hours to his apartment, chilling out for a hour or so we hopped the train into the city. The train station is only about a mile or so from the apartment.

This is the train station. It was closed for the weekend so we waited outside by the tracks.

Here comes the train. It was actually coming in backwards!

Since the station was closed for the weekend we bought our tickets after we got on the train from the train officer when she came around.

She was a little bit scary!

The train stopped every few miles so the trip into the city was actually about 45 minutes.

This picture was taken through the train windows which were tinted.

This was taken on the platform outside of Union Station.

This is the Willis Tower, used to be the Sears Tower. It is one tall building!!! You can't see them very well but at the top there are 4 clear platforms called Skydecks that jut out of the side of the building that you can stand in and look down. We all declined to try that!!!

After a quick lunch we made our way to Navy Pier seeing all sorts of cool stuff along the way.

More on the next post!


Sally said...

Aw, that is just so neat! Great photo's, buddy. Can't wait for the next segment! I hope this doesn't meant that Shauna and Brad will be living there.

Happy Mother's Day!


Inger said...

Sounds like a fun time. I have only been to the airport on my way to or from Europe, and I always was sorry to not have the time to see the city.

Judy said...

I have only been "through" Chicago. Cool photos--yes, she does look a bit scary.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Toot! Toot! I always feel like I'm on a grand adventure when I travel by train, no matter how short the ride. And,I enjoy looking out the window and dreaming about what I see. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'd like to see The Bean in person. As the photos were uploading, I thought it was a sculpture of Earth from outer space. Cool photos.
The View from the Top of the Ladder