|Entering the city|
We took a road trip to Chicago in early January to see the holiday lights. Ok, the trip was originally planned before Christmas but got snowed out. So, my sweetie and I headed north on I-65 to the Windy City shortly after New Year's Day.
It was cold and snowy and bleak, but that didn't slow us down. We were on a quest to explore the city! From Water Tower Place to Michigan Avenue to Andersonville, we saw the sights...
|Deserted lake front|
Next stop was Water Tower Place which was still decorated for the holidays. It was magical!
|Escalators into Water Tower Place|
And have you ever been in a Lego store? Somehow Legos have come a long way from the tube boxes of Legos we had as kids. The storefront was an amazing city scene!
And then there all these bins of different color Legos. Who knew?
|Bins of Legos|
We bundled up and headed out for a long walk along Michigan Avenue to see the city lights. And they didn't disappoint...
|Chicago skyline from Michigan Avenue|
|Chicago in winter whites|
|Toy soldier on display|
And then there was a toy soldier and ornament...and a crazy Mikie and ornament!
|And I don't know why...|
The next day we headed North to Andersonville which had its' origins as a large Swedish town. Nowadays it is a diverse community with beautiful old townhouses, lots of antique shops and eclectic restaurants. We ate at a wonderful Persian restaurant with flat bread "as big as your head". And we acquired a great antique bench which Mike squeezed into my Tiguan alongside the luggage and winter gear.
|Flat bread at Zera's|
And we finally headed towards home at night fall enjoying a final view of the city.