Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chicagoland

Emily and Austin's wedding was such a blast! Picture post to come soon of the flora but until then...a run down of our whirlwind trip to the Windy City!

In the car on the way to Chicago we saw lots and lots of corn fields...
On Monday we ventured out with Wes Wilson and found the house from Home Alone...

and the Baha'i Temple...
That night we enjoyed some backyard grilling with the Grissom's and Wes. Their little girl Stella is just about the cutest girl in the world. She kept on calling Tyler and I "huthkee's". She's a doll and it was so nice to spend time with Brandon and Beki.

Tuesday was an eventful day as well.
Went to Oak Park to see some of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes.
The Arthur Heurtley House:Tyler in front of Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio:Did a little shopping and then headed over to Wes Imel's apartment. Anna made us some delicious Golabki and the boys headed off to the Phish show. We opted out of being surrounded by crazy hippies and instead, went for a bike ride out to Montrose Harbor. What a great view of the skyline!

Wednesday was full of culture. Spent a good portion of the day at the Art Institute of Chicago. Covered everything from van Gogh...
to mid-century modern furniture...From Monet...to Andy Warhol...
We walked around beautiful gardens.
and even saw a dinosaur!
Millennium Park with Anna and Wes.
Had a little snack and beverage and enjoyed the Grant Park Orchestra perform some Italian variations.We ended the night by heading over to Oklahoma native Rick Bayless' restaurant, Frontera Grill, for the best meal of my life. A great trip indeed. Great friends, fun, food and festivities.Thankful for some nice talking time in the car with my honey. Oh, and he let me stop here on the way home...

1 comment:

::dana:: said...

I am jealous of the whole thing! especially the Frank Lloyd Wright houses and the Antique shopping :)