Monday, December 29, 2008

Illinois Trip (12/22/08)

This is the 3rd year that Jim, Pastor, and I spent the day in Illinois. We changed things up a bit. With the bitter cold and biting wind, we decided to skip walking around downtown Chicago. Yes, we missed going to the Christmas Market, but we did still have fun. We drove to Glencoe and went to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. was beautiful! It was not as big as Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Domes, but the tropical flowers and trees were so nice. We walked through the Winter Wonderland: trains all around Chicago landmarks made of natural products (acorns,bark, twigs, trees, etc.).

Shedd Aquarium

Old Soldier Field

We shopped at North Brook Court. Jim and Pastor helped pick out a Christmas dress for Katherine at Hanna Andersson. We grabbed a late "lunch"...bagels at Max's Delicatessen.
We drove past some incredibly huge houses and walked around in Lake Forest. What a quaint little town! After shopping at another mall, we drove to Gurnee and had supper at Giordano's.

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