This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
My neighborhood under snow.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
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!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
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!
Marilyn looks cold.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
So pretty. I miss this.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.