Monday, October 01, 2007

Playing Host

Well, my parents left Saturday night after an awesome visit with them. Kate and I agreed, it was weird to be playing the hosts for the first time in our new, married life together, but we really enjoyed having them here and we look forward to hosting anyone that comes out to Milwaukee.

Kate took the day off on Friday so we could all go down to Chicago. A thirty minute drive south brings you to the northern most stop on a Metra line that serves Chicago’s North Shore. The train ride takes an hour and a half if it stops at all stations between Kenosha and the Loop in Chicago.

We had a blast in Chicago. The first thing we did was to take the architecture river cruise. This was awesome. Some of you have most likely been on the tour as well, but if you haven’t, go on it next time when you are in Chicago, unless of course, it is January.

We walked all over Chicago, from the river to Millennium Park to the John Hancock Tower, all the while staying on Michigan Avenue. At sunset we took a 40-second elevator ride to the 96th floor of the John Hancock Tower, which is, I just found out last night, considered to be the fastest elevator ride in North America. While on the 96th floor we were seated at a window table sipping martinis and having hors devours. The view was incredible. This was a great end to a one-day adventure in Chicago.

Below are some pictures of my parent’s visit to Milwaukee.

From our table at The Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Tower.

The Chicago River at night.

The Calatrava wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum.


Chris Nicoletti said...

THose are some great photographs, especially the river pic. I miss you guys and would love to come to Chicago and chill sometime.

Jarrod Renaud said...

Agreed on the photos. You're quite talented with that camera my friend.

Rachel said...

That is awesome! Pics are incredible. Mad skills those are. ;)