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.
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.
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!"
"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.