Sunday, October 21, 2012
Beautiful day by the lake
Anyway I carried on walking - stopping every once in a while to dig into my bag of popcorn. :) It was funny as I saw a girl taking a picture of the skyline with a stuffed mouse in the picture. I remembered I had Monty the Greyhound with me and pulled him out and said to the girl here's mine! Well she had to have Monty in the picture with her mouse. Ha, ha. Glad to know there are other nut cases around like me.
I cannot believe how beautiful the weather was for the 21st of October - it was unseasonably warm according to the weather news here. I was down to short sleeves and wishing I had worn my capri pants. (yes I brought a pair along!) The walk carries on by the Chicago Yacht club and on to Navy Pier. All by gorgeous Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is where I ended the walk as I knew I wanted to look around and explore. Poor Casper could only wait so long!!! (as it is he lasted nearly 7 hours) There was a petting zoo for the Hallowe'en festival so I had to stop and look at the animals of course. I walked to the end of the pier and then on the way back I decided to go on the ferris wheel. Being as it wasn't crowded I got to have a cart all to myself which was great. The view was amazing!!! I knew this was a good day to get be by the lake so I am so glad I did this. Showers are called for the rest of the week. Before I left I had a loaded Chicago hot dog...wow.
I finally located a subway station after asking a few people and transferred to the blue line and then had quite a long wait to get the bus back here. Casper was very very happy to see me!! We went for a 25 minute walk when I got home which he enjoyed immensely.
A quiet evening coming up watching the third Harry Potter movie and cuddling Mr. Casper.
I plan to do the rest of the walk another day and combine it with exploring the Gold Coast area as well.
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