Sunday, January 20, 2008

Chicago Sunday

The windchill was -18 this morning, and our wait for the bus was about 30 minutes, so we were fearing for our earlobes by the time the bus came, but after that, everything went like clockwork. We got to Caribou Coffee, on Michigan Avenue across the street from Millennium park (formerly Grant Park), found a cozy seat, and settled in.

cozy corner

Kristen at work

After lunch we walked around for a bit. People were ice skating, despite the single-digits.We saw the old Public Library, which is now a Cultural Center...

Old Library

and a cow sculpture, since Chicago is the original cow town.

Kristen with Cow Sculpture

Millennium Park has a fascinating new sculpture known locally as "The Bean"

Then I risked frostbite again to walk 2 blocks over to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the famous and photogenic lions that guard the front entrance.

And then I spent the rest of the afternoon knitting and finished the first sock of a pair to be known no longer as Sapphire and Amethyst, but henceforth as the Chicago Arctic Blues Socks:

Finally, did I mention that it is amazingly cold here this weekend?

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