I always thought it was called the windy city because of the wind... but according to our tour from David Schwimmer (more on this later) it was first called the windy city because of the politicians in the city.
After our train ride in, our first stop was our hotel on the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.)
My heart was so warmed after seeing the dog walkers... which also made me really miss Harpo.
Our room was on the 21st floor
of the Allerton Hotel.
The dog walkers didn't warm my heart too much, because we were in need of some coffee!
With our morning cup of joe in hand, we headed on over to the Navy Pier. Everything was pretty much closed for the season, but it was still fun to walk down and see the beautiful sights.
Here was the HUGE ferris wheel. In case you didn't know, the ferris wheel was invented by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. and was invented for the world's fair which was held... can you guess? Chicago!!! The first invented ferris wheel was here and then it was later moved to St. Louis.
I thought of my brother when I saw this sign:
And here are just a few more random shots: (if you're a flickr contact of mine, you can see some more on my flickr page)
After a complete walk around the Navy Pier, we headed back into the downtown area... for yet some more walking. At this point my feet weren't aware of how they were going to be feeling in four days....
Yeah this is still day one of four... stay tuned!