Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Marilyn looks cold.
'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.
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!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
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.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
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!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
My neighborhood under snow.
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!