Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Picture a Day-Day 29

Happy Almost New Year everyone.

I like to celebrate my Almost New Year by Almost going out and getting Almost drunk. How do you celebrate Almost New Year?

Now that we got the pleasantries out of the way, time to talk about the past. About two days ago past actually.

Every time we visit Chicago we always go downtown for at least one day and this trip was no exception. For those of you that have visited the city of big shoulders what is your most lasting impression?

Is it the tall buildings?Or maybe the hustle and bustle up along the streets (and who doesn't love all the weird TV show ads on the back of everything in the city?)For some of us that grew up with our ears permanently attached to the Oldies Station Chicago is not so much a city as a large band complete with brass section:For some Chicago is just simply The Lake (and yes that really is snow on Lake Michigan):Could Chicago be a ride on the majestic L as it rattles above all the walkers?Or is Chicago most memorable for its herds of senior citizens roaming the area hunting for wild early bird dinners and antiques?For me I think, after watching my husband jump with glee, Chicago will forever symbolize one thing in my heart: The Chicago Style Hotdog:How about the rest of you? What does Chicago (or any big city really) mean to you?

3 comments:

Linda said...

I've sadly never been to Chicago. Well just the airport but that doesn't count.
I love being downtown Seattle with all the hustle and bustle. It's not that big of a city though.

Adrienne said...

I love Chicago! I have so many good memories of Navy Pier and walking around downtown with my fiance there! It's such a fun city!

Broke-ass Bride said...

Aw, I got your note: I was in Highland Park, mostly. I wish we could have met up :(
Love love love the city. I miss it already.