Sunday, April 20, 2008

Windy City weekend

Madame X and I enjoyed a weekend getaway in Chicago. Since she is not much on my posting details about her activities on the web, I'll say that she behaved herself and leave it at that.

Oh, and we visited Millennium Park -- as did a few hundred others -- on a sunny but cool Sunday morning. One of the unique features of the park is the mirror-encased sculpture Cloud Gate.

We stayed just a few steps from the Tribune Tower. From the sidewalk, I gazed up and could only wonder how Ray Schalk, the Chicago White Sox catcher, managed to catch a baseball dropped from the top of the 460-foot structure in 1925. It's one thing to read about the feat -- conducted as a publicity stunt during a lunch hour -- and quite another to see the distance involved.

In any case, we're looking forward to our next visit.


Stalin said...

Sounds like you guys had fun!! The mirror sculpture looks neat.

Madison was good-- grilling this week was popular we grilled twice and had dinner with friends twice. Four grilled meals in a week means spring!

erik hogstrom said...

That bottom photo looks quite "trippy."