Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekend Trip to Chicago








An indoor Christmas festival at Navy Pier!
They had tons of trees decorated in themes and
Santa's from all over the world dressed in there
traditional costumes. It was very interesting reading about the Christmas traditions of other
Countries.

This last week we celebrated our 11Th Anniversary. Nothing could beat our 10 year Anniversary trip to Paris (did I mention our friends kept our kids) so we decided to take a family trip to Chicago. The last time we got to see Chicago was when we drove through on our way to Germany over 3 years ago. It was so much fun to spend the weekend in the "Windy City". We stayed downtown and enjoyed a beautiful view of the city. We had a list of places to visit on our short trip. We did make it to the American Girl Store for Anna. She loved seeing it all. We strolled Michigan Avenue along with hundreds of other shoppers. What a fun place to window shop! We also got to see Navy Pier all decorated for Christmas. On our walk to the Pier we found the coolest gourmet market called Fox & Obel Market Café Catering Gourmet Chicago. We had great Chicago deep dish pizza at Giordanos for dinner. Our picky son loved it and claimed it to be the best pizza ever. It wasn't as far as we thought and took 4.5 hours to get there. We have missed vacations since moving back to the States. It was a great family weekend.

3 comments:

Susie said...

Here I thought it was a 9 hour drive- it looks like a fabulous weekend :) Glad you all made it home safely :)

At Home In Georgia said...

How FUN!!!! You guys always do the most fun things. I love to go to big cities. How fun to go at Christmastime too!

Congratulations on 11 years!

I have never seen you in glasses before....I like them. Anna looks absolutely cute in that first picture.

Ellyn said...

Glad you had such a fun time in Chicago and enjoyed your anniversary! We haven't been in a while, but Dan's sister lives there and we always enjoy the city. What a fun place to be around Christmas!