Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
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!
So pretty. I miss this.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
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.
Marilyn looks cold.
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!
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
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.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.