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!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
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!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Marilyn looks cold.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.