7.28.2011

city

Seemingly contradictory to the last post espousing my love of farm and country and land, cities excite me, intrigue me, fascinate me.  They also frustrate me, intimidate me, and leave me exhausted.  One full day is about all I can take of their frenzy.  The masses of people and traffic and pollution and lack of green wears me thin.

That said, the buzz of Chicago was enjoyed by all on Tuesday.  The kids, my mom, and I took the train in from the 'burbs, then caught a river taxi to Michigan Avenue.  My favorite thing? Knowing that these sights were all new to the kids.  The wonder on their faces as they took them in, along with the sounds (and smells), was priceless.  And for me?  The architecture, the sun on my skin, the colors, the humanity, the history......gift.
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Now, shopping with kids in tow is not my idea of a good time but this storefront couldn't be resisted.  It's vintage-chic coolness sucked us right in.  I mean, just look at the display of hundreds of antique sewing machines!  And dresses with petticoat flounces?  Sigh.  

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The boys had their sweaty shirts peeled off as soon as this water feature was in sight. Ahhhh.....it was really hot outside and that cool water hit the spot. "It's OK if you soak your dress, Lucy-girl!"

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mbean2"I know, buddy, I know......that was one long and exciting and tiring day. You go ahead and rest.  We'll be home soon."




City or country,
have a wonderful weekend in your neck of the woods.
Love,
Megan Pin It