Windy City

We’ve been in Chicago for the last two days, on our way to visit Dale’s brother, Tim, in Michigan and then to my godson’s wedding in Wisconsin.

During our time here, we took in a view of the downtown from the top of the John Hancock Building, 95 floors up. Here’s a panorama view of the Windy City looking south from John Hancock:

We’re staying at the Hyatt (Magnificent Mile) right in the heart of downtown and about in the middle of the photo, above.

The view north from the John Hancock Building was just as impressive:

Who would’ve thought they have nice beaches in Chicago?

The first thing we did here was to walk along the shore of Lake Michigan, out to the end of Navy Pier. That took us past the beach…

…and out onto the point where we had a good view of the city.

From the point, we walked back toward the city on our way to the Navy Pier.

Navy Pier is an upscale amusement and entertainment venue that was originally exactly what its name implies: a Navy pier. It was busy on Tuesday with many student groups out on class trips.

We walked all the way to the end of Navy Pier, a one-mile roundtrip stroll. Here’s a view on the way back to shore.

When the weather is nice, it’s hard to beat the Chicago lake front.

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