Army of Mom

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AoM Takes on Chi-Town

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of making my first trip to Chi-Town. Here's a photo diary.
Looking up in downtown Chicago. I went for a volunteer event and took some time to site-see. Couldn't believe how big the downtown was.

I encountered my fear of heights by going out on the SkyDeck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

The view from the skyledge.

Me in front of one of the Milennium Park sculptures.

The same sculpture, bt with the skyline reflected in it. I think it's called the Cloud Gate or something like that. But, all the natives call it The Bean.

My wonderful hosts in the 'burbs of Chicago. They took me site-seeing and let me crash in their home office. And, they took me out for my first real Chicago deep-dish pizza at Giordano's.

This is my Chicago colleague, who took me to the Field Museum to see Sue the dinosaur. It was the first time we've met in person even though we've worked together since October 2009.

And real Chicago deli food downtown. I just liked this because Eppy was the original name of the UNT mascot (now known as Scrappy.)


  • At 2:05 PM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Did you happen to go by and say hello to Harry Dresden?

  • At 12:33 AM, December 21, 2011, Anonymous Marianne said…

    Great pictures of Chicago! It looks like you had a blast! I love reading your blog i've been reading it for awhile & then I couldn't remember your blogger name.. Ahhhh I kept thinking it was armywifeone so anyway i'm so glad to find you again. I'm always smiling and laughing my butt off when i'm reading some of the stuff you write! Merry Christmas! p.s hubby or one of my kids deleted all my favorites thats why I lost you!

  • At 7:53 PM, January 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Giordanno's is our favorite deep-dish Chicago pizza parlor! Yum! Looks like you saw some of the highlights of the city. Hope to see you next time you find yourself in the windy city.



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