My husband and I took the train into The City.
Everyone calls Chicago
That distinguishes it from all of the other cities, I guess.
The train was crowded.
I sat next to a giant sunflower seed eating gerbil.
She was disguised as a woman.
For 1 and 1/2 hours
methodically ate sunflower seeds off of an actual sunflower head
which she held in a bag on her lap.
1. Pluck seed
2. Put seed in mouth
3.Crack seed with teeth
4. Fish seed out with tongue
6.Spit shell in hand
7. Deposit shell back into giant Sunflower Head bag
The amazing part is that it had - rather - a rhythm to it
SHE NEVER STOPPED!
Although, surprisingly enough
she was able to continue talking.
It was oddly fascinating.
And disgusting all at the same time.
Not as bad as the time I rode the train and watched a man shave.
Or, as my friend observed-
watched a man clip his toenails.
It's FUN to ride the train into
We walked to the Wrigley Building
(The building that gum built)
Yes, folks, I'm here to educate you
To see a large crowd of people
No. Those are just skyscrapers.
Wait. I'll get you closer.
It'a a giant 26 foot statue of
From this scene in Seven Year Itch
I don't know why she's there.
We do things like this.
Taking wedding pictures under the
Amazonian Marilyn is apparently
another thing we do.
We also like to set babies down next to the giant foot
stare, gawk and laugh at Marilyn's "nether regions."
Every man there HAD to stand under her dress and look up!!
It just had me and my husband laughing our heads off.
My husband refused to stand under her dress and point
so that I could get a good picture.
The artist had the good sense
to paint undies on our dear Marilyn.
I knew you'd want proof.
So, I took a picture.
She's pretty cool in a Sci-Fi sort of way.
We left there. Found some cool beverages.
AND - decided to take the river taxi to China Town.
I took some nice photos of the river while we waited.
The river taxi drops you off at a nice little park in China Town.
We walked from there to the restaurant and had a fabulous dinner!
We ate too much.
Had a great time.
Missed our train by 1 MINUTE!
Had to wait 2 hours in the train station...
But, it was a perfect day.
A beautiful day.