Embassy Suites North Shore / Deerfield
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... We had a bit of down time after lunch (we ate at a fantastic diner and met up with Al, the circus' bill poster there too) so Anne was lovely enough to invite us over to her house, where she gave us the tv remotes, a comfy couch to relax on, and a half hour to ourselves while she and her daughter took their dog for a walk. They came back with a bag of tomatoes from a neighbor's garden that they promptly shared with us (we ate ...
... and some of them awful, lets be honest, not all art is attractive to all of us. The we moved into the Impressionist exhibition (one of the reasons I was convinced to visit). The biggest collection of impressionist paintings I have ever see. Mostly Monet, but also quite a few van Gogh's, Renoir's, Gaugan's, Pissaro's and others for the family, plus their masters - Courbet etc. wow, it was grand. Legs aching we burst out of the air conditioned building ...
... time for Bangs, Flashes, and Fire in the Rotunda. Nice interactive program with lots of noise and flame. Chemistry at its best.
While there were days more of museum we could have explored, we decided to stop before our brains were two full.
We headed out into the sunshine, going all the way up Lake Shore Drive from the South Side to the Near North Side to Waveland Park where dozens of tennis ...
... for 10 minutes and a few claps of thunder but this was like a strobe light non-stop for 90 minutes. Quite spectacular.
I decided I wanted something sweet, so braved the storm and shot across the road to a Pizza restaurant and grabbed a double scoop chocolate sundae and a Jack Daniels.
After that, I headed back to the apartment, did a bit of Skyping and hit the hay as I was pretty buggered. Well, more buggered than pretty.
Over and out !
... that we admired for a bit.
The Art Institute was only a couple of blocks away, so we decided to see that first. After picking up the map to the museum, we decided on seeing the Impressionists area first (as that probably had the most famous artists). I remembered seeing the Haystacks from my only other trip to Chicago. And sure enough, there they were again. That was probably one of my favorite rooms in the Impressionists area. Also saw the very famous ...
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