This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Marilyn looks cold.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
So pretty. I miss this.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
My street, snowed over.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Where did the cars go?!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!