Welcome to my final post in my Chicago! series 2019. There is no shortage of amusements when staying in the Windy City, and I'll share just a few of the ones we were able to do in our five-day adventure. Chicago River Architecture tours- multiple vendors, $31 and up- A great way to hear about… Continue reading Chicago Art, Culture, and Fun
It is a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much! Chicago has no shortage of good eats from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and wine. Here are a few suggestions from the places we visited on this trip. Ice cream and more: Firecakes Donuts-… Continue reading Deep Dishes in Chicago
A visit to Chicago would not be complete without spending some time on the North Side at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, longtime loveable losers until 2016 when they won their first World Series since 1908. As my dad is from Chicago and a lifelong Cubbies fan, so am I. Go Cubs… Continue reading Wrigley Field and a Lifelong Cubs Fan
Like last year, we spent the Fourth of July week not together as a family. The kids all headed to the Sequoias for junior high and high school church camp. So that left us adults with some 'free' time. We took advantage of it and headed to Chicago, where the husband has been commuting to… Continue reading Chicago!
Nestled in the Inyo National Forest not far from the California-Nevada border and the Eastern Sierras grow the ancient bristlecone pines. In the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, these Pinus longaeva trees grow in the harsh nutrient-poor, dolomite-rich soil, along with limber pines. The ancient bristlecones have stood the test of time and are some of the oldest… Continue reading Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest