So, as I teased you a few days ago, last Sunday when Cora was here. As we left the Taste of Chicago, it was such a way too nice of a night to just head to the CTA and go home. So, we crossed over Lake Shore Drive and headed up the lake front path, and strolled hand in hand along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan
Due for a need for a bathroom break, (like we were going to use the Port-O-Potties at the Taste), we ambled over to Navy Pier. On our way in, Cora got a chance to say, "Hi, Bob" to a statue of Mr. Newhart. (The original show was set in Chicago). At the Pier, we spent a little time relaxing in the Crystal Gardens, a beautiful and tranquil spot, with lush tropical plants and leaping and splashing water features. And we had the chance to just sit for a while. And just BE together. We'd spent so much of the trip DOING it was nice BEING.After a bit, we continued up the lake front for a while, past beaches with their swimmers, as walkers, runners, bladers, and bikers whizzed around us. We didn't care. And really barely noticed. Cora had mentioned a few times, how the shoreline reminded her of Honolulu. City on one side of the shore, and massive expanse of blue water on the other. Was she ever in for a surprise.
At Oak Street Beach, they have planed palm trees. I was too busy watching Cora take pictures to capture any of my own, so here's one from Photobucket.The sun was setting behind the skyscrapers, and everything was just kissed with oranges and golds. It was magical. Umm… did I just say "magical" and "kissed" right there? I think I did. :-)
Monday morning was a great lay about morning. Cora's flight wasn't until 8:00 pm, so we had plenty of time to lounge. Eventually, we did get up and go for a walk. And for those of you looking for a little "wild beaver action" (*Cough*JJ*Cough*) , look what we spotted along the shores of the mighty Chicago River.
But after lunch, it was time for the whole packing, and heading to the airport thing. And that really sucked. As I watched her disappear down the security line I thought "
What a great ASS on that girl It's only 3.5 weeks until I see her again."