Friday, October 26, 2007

My kind of town....Chicago is!!!

About a month ago I went to Chicago with my dad and two brothers and we had an absolute blast. It was the first time I had seen James since he returned from his mission, and he is still James, but that is why we love him. Chicago, also known as the 2nd city, is a real treat. Many people think it is called the 2nd city because it is 2nd to New York, which it is. But interestingly enough, it is because they rebuilt the city after it burned down many years ago, thus the 2nd Chicago. But to ensure that there is not a 3rd city they installed these 75ft fire hydrants all over the city and disguised them as huge people spitting on little kids, Chicagoins are silly smart.
We posed in front of the Cloud Gate. Chicago has really cool architecture and art all over the city that gives it some real charm. I think more cities should put some thought into charm and architecture.

You would think that we took a guys trip to Chicago to check out the architecture and art, but the real reason we went to Chicago was for the sports. Here we are at the Cubs game at old Wrigley Field. I loved how small and intimate it was, unlike Yankee and Shea that are like big boring warehouses. You could say that NY stadiums are like Staples and Wrigley is like Dunder Mifflin.

Then we finally arrived at Solider Stadium for the big Bears-Cowboys game. Here we are standing outside Solider Field. (Unfortunately due to stupid ticket brokers we stood outside the stadium for 4 hrs compared to 3hrs inside)

But we did make it in for the big game. The game started out exciting, but then the bears started letting their offense have the ball and things just came apart for them. We which made the guy on the right happier than the guy on the left.

But the real reason we went was to celebrate this my dad's 60th bday!!!!

Mr Sinatra said it right when he said "My kind of town, Chicago is!!!"


go boo boo said...

That is the cutest picture of your Dad! He is the best. Happy Birthday! What a great boys trip, great blog Dan.

Kathryn said...

Nice picture of Dad!
Looks like you guys had a blast...those are some good pictures!