Friday, February 20, 2015

Chicago: Part 4

Well... the trip is coming to a close. I'm just waiting for my (delayed) flight. But I had a chance to do a little more exploring this morning. I googled and found the closest yarn store to the hotel....
...Loopy Yarns. So I grabbed a cab and headed on over. I'll show you my treasures tomorrow, as they are all packed up in my bag.

My plan was to take a cab back, but after exiting the store, I realized it wasn't that cold out (at least not as cold as it has been), so I decided to walk back to the hotel and see a little more of Chicago as the store was only 2.5 km from the hotel. (1.6 miles for my U.S. friends)

The wind had died down so it was actually quiet enjoyable. A few blocks from the store, I grabbed a hot chocolate.
and continued on my way. I ended up back in Millenium Park, but it's a BIG park, so I there was lots of parts I hadn't seen yet.
A well-loved tree (they obviously didn't want him to feel cold).
A big eagle
A big Native American (there were actually two of them)
A big elemental? (She's actually my favourite - I wish I could bring her home)

And - I was asked if I saw the big bean.... of course I did!
We actually visited on Wednesday night, but I couldn't get any decent pictures of it in the dark. At night the area was deserted, but by day it was the most popular spot in the park.

So... it's time to say good bye Chicago
While most of my time was eaten up by work, I had an absolute blast in my free hours. I hope to visit again soon.... maybe when it's a bit warmer though....


Anonymous said...

Yeah! It's the BEAN!!!!

I love in your last photo how you can see your breath! LOL

Glad you had a good trip. I've heard that yarn store is awesome!

Chrisknits said...

Glad you enjoyed your stay. You should hit up the Chicago area when a Stitches event is in nearby Schaumburg. Can't wait to see your loot!

Araignee said...

Awesome! That's one heck of a cool city!

kathy b said...

Ya'll come back now y' here!

Nancy Kay said...

I'm glad you walked back to the hotel and took pictures. The big bean is quite something! Your pictures show off the artwork and cold temps very well. Look at that snow!

Delusional Knitter said...

So the theme is big?!?! Why is your hot chocolate so small? LOL!!!

Knatolee said...

I really like Chicago! Glad you had a good trip!

RobinH said...

The scarves on the tree were probably left by someone for anyone who needs them. I've seen several articles about people leaving knitted scarves, hats and mittens out for the homeless or anyone who needs them.